Presentation Title

An overview of USACE EM 385-1-1 Safety and Health Manual Requirements

About the Presentation

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. 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. Compliance with the EM 385-1-1 is required by nearly all contractors working on military contracts. This includes those contractors working on Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of Defense (DoD), or other government agency contracts.

The Presenters

John Rothe, Sr. Occupational Safety and Health Trainer and Consultant, Chesapeake Region Safety Council

Presenter Biographies

John is a nationally recognized expert in Construction, General Industry, EM 385-1-1 and OSHA safety regulations. He has over twenty years’ experience as the senior instructor for the Mid Atlantic OSHA Training Institute and Education Center as well as a lead instructor for the Chesapeake Region Safety Council. He also consults and trains members of the Federal Highway System as a corporate partner for American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). John is likewise a consultant and compliance specialist for the state of Virginia occupational safety and health plan. He is a recognized specialist in safety traffic control in Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia. His clients have included many federal and state agencies including the U.S. Department of Commerce (NIST), the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense. John also is a member of numerous safety organizations including the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) as well as holding many certifications and certificates and degrees in safety.