AGC San Diego Construction Education & Safety Training Catalog 2015 July-December 2015 - Page 44

The EM 385-1-1 manual was designed by USACE, in collaboration with NAVFAC, and provides an overview of the safety requirements on federal projects. The 2014 Edition supersedes the last edition of EM 385-1-1 published in 2008. While many of the requirements in the EM 385-1-1 align with OSHA Standards, there are some specific differences that go above and beyond OSHA Standards. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS: EM 385-1-1 requires contractors to employ a minimum of (1) Competent Person at each project site to function as the primary Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO), depending on job complexity, size and any other pertinent factors. In addition to further requirements, the SSHO must have completed the following training: 1. An OSHA 30-Hour General Industry or OSHA 30-Hour Construction training course, or formal training covering the subjects of the OSHA 30-hour course 2. Formal industry training covering the EM 385-1-1 (2014 Edition) 3. SSHOs shall maintain competency with 8 hours of documented formal, online or selfstudy safety and health related coursework every year 42 Register for classes online at