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EM 385-1-1, 2014 Version




The EM 385-1-1, Safety and Health Requirements Manual, 2014 version has been signed and posted to the USACE Publications website.  In the near future the manual will be published by GPO. The final version of each section has been posted below.

Within the next six months we will send out a request for changes and corrections to the manual, please keep all changes until they have been requested by the HQ Safety Office.

Many changes were made to the 2008 edition of the EM and have been identified in the 2014 text by "underlining". Remember, underlining of text in the EM itself identifies changes from the 2008 EM 385-1-1 (and its 7 published changes).

You can download a copy of the Complete EM 385-1-1, 2014 Version or it can be accessed through the USACE Official Publications website.

You can download a copy of the 2015 Professional Development Seminar EM 385-1-1, 2014 Implementation Presentation.



Sections 1-10 

Sections 11-20   Sections 21-30 Sections 31-34  Appendix/Other 
01 - Program Management 11 - Electrical 21 - Fall Protection 31 - Tree Maintenance and Removal  Front Letter
02 - Sanitation 12-Control of Hazardous Energy 22 - Work Platforms and Scaffolding 32 - Airfield and Aircraft Operations Appendix A - Basic Outline for Accident Prevention Plan
03 - Medical and First Aid 13 - Hand and Power Tools

23 - Demolition, Renovation and  Re-Occupancy

33-Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Appendix B - Emergency Operations
04 - Temporary Facilities 14 - Material Handling, Storage and Disposal 24-Safe Access 34 - Confined Space Entry

Appendix C - Process for Interpretations


 *Old Appendix M

05 - Personal Protective and Safety Equipment

15 - Rigging 25 - Excavations and Trenching

Appendix D - Process for Waivers & Variances

*Old Appendix N

6 - Hazardous or Toxic Agents and Environments 16 - Load Handling Equipment (LHE) 26-Underground Construction (Tunnels), Shafts, and Caissons  

Appendix E - Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program

*Old Appendix D

07 - Lighting 17 - Conveyors 27-Concrete, Masonry, Roofing and Residential Construction   Appendix F - Floating Plant/Marine Railing Types

*Old Appendix U

8-Accident Prevention Signs, Tags, Labels, Signals, Piping System Identification and Traffic Control 18 - Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment 28 - Steel Erection  

Appendix G - Manning Levels for Dive Teams


*Old Appendix O

9 - Fire Prevention and Protection 19 - Floating Plant and Marine Activities

29 - Blasting


Appendix Q - Definitions

10 - Welding and Cutting

20-Pressurized Equipment and Systems 30 - Diving Operations  


  **Note Changes in Appendices.  Appendices H-R are blank/deleted.