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EM 385-1-1 40-Hour Construction Hazard Awareness

EM 385 40-Hour “Certified Site Safety & Health Officer (CSSHO)” Course For Contractors

EM 385 Course Schedule

NEW 2014 EM 385 CSSHO Certification Course for Contractors meets all Requirements for “SITE SAFETY and HEALTH OFFICER” (SSHO) Division 01 – Unified Facility Guide Specifications Section 01 35 26 Government Safety Requirements. 

After March  2015, all NAVFAC and other agencies contract specifications require new projects to comply with 2014 edition of EM 385-1-1.  All SSHO’s are required to comply with the following Specifications and Requirements:

small blue bullet Reference: The Unified Facility Guide Specification Section 01 35 26 “Government Safety Requirement”, February, 2012, Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Training for SSHO.

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Our instructors are Site Safety and Health Officers for NAVFAC and other federal construction projects.

NEW 2014 EM 385-1-1 includes changes to every EM 385-1-1 Section! Includes NEW accident Prevention Plan Requirements and more!

Sign up NOW!  Get your EM 385 SSHO & OSHA 30 Hour Construction Cards in one class.

Meets “Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course for Contractors”. This 40 hour training course provides instruction about how contractors can comply with EM 385-1-1 and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Standards.  This enhanced course is very interactive, applies to most DOD construction projects and includes many tools to assist contractors with EM 385 & OSHA compliance.   Learn how to become a  Certified Site Safety and Health Officer.  Sign up today to comply with your federal construction contract requirements.

Bring a Scope of Work, write an APP and get a free, professional review.

Safety topics covered during this course include, but are not limited to the following:

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Program Management
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Medical and First-Aid Requirements
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Temporary Facilities
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Personal Protective and Safety Equipment
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Hazardous or Toxic Agents and Environments
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Accident Prevention Signs, Tags, Labels, Signals, Piping System Identification and Traffic Control
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Fire Prevention and Protection
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Welding and Cutting
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Control of Hazardous Energy
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Hand and Power Tools
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Material Handling, Storage and Disposal
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Load Handling Equipment (LHE)
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Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment
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Floating Plant and Marine Activities
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Pressurized Equipment and Systems
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Fall Protection
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Work Platforms and Scaffolding
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Demolition, Renovation and Re-Occupancy
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Safe Access
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Excavations and Trenching
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Underground Construction (Tunnels), Shafts, and Caissons
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Concrete, Masonry, Roofing and Residential Construction
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Steel Erection
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Tree Maintenance and Removal
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Confined Space Entry

Because of the COVID Pandemic, we are offering the USACE EM 385-1-1 Construction Hazard Awareness Course Live On-line.

Live Online Instructions

The Live On-Line EM 385-1-1 Course is scheduled for 7:00 am – 3:00 pm:

All Live Instructor-Led Training courses require live attendance of the student. Participant books will be mailed to you for the class.

Each student must provide a physical address 1 week prior to class date to receive class books and materials.

Each participant must provide e-mail address to receive the training invitation 2 days prior.

A connection test is scheduled on Friday at 10:00 am prior to class for those needing assistance connecting to the class. 

Each student must have the following:


A desktop, or laptop computer with keyboard must be used to access our Live Instructor-Led Training courses (Chromebooks, smart phones and tablets are not compatible).

Devices must have keyboard, audio and video camera capability to allow the student to communicate through written, verbal and non-verbal communications.  Students must show a government issued ID through visual confirmation.

Participating students must be able to access Cisco Web Ex Meeting or Blackboard, which are web-based programs and may require a file or application download.

Computer program requirements for these web-based programs include, but may not be limited to:

Windows: Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Server 2008 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Windows 10, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
Mac OS X: 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 or higher.

Internet Connection:

Students must have uninterrupted internet or Wi-Fi access for the entirety of the course.

Supported internet browsers include Google, ChromeSafari and Firefox. (Internet Explorer is not recommended).


small blue bullet What the EM 385-1-1 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health requirements are and how to use the standards.

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Course Materials

em 385 training cost participant materialsMaterials for the EM 385-1-1 course include a copy of the most current OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standards, the 2014 Edition of EM 385-1-1 Safety & Health Requirements Manual, a CD or Thumbdrive full of helpful forms, a .pdf format copy of the EM 385-1-1 Safety and Health Manual and much more. All instructors are Site Safety & Health Officers.

On-site Training

the safety company inc class instructionWe do offer on-site training courses. We will come to you and discounts are available. We will integrate your safety and health program into the training class for your employees or sub-contractors.

Call Hank at 202-557-6869 or contact us with your questions in the contact form provided above.

EM 385-1-1 Course Cost

em 385-1-1 course costThe Cost of this Course is $700.00 per person. Call Hank at 202-557-6869 for more information or contact us with your questions in the contact form above.

This course is currently being offered Live Online.