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EM 385-1-1, 2008 Revision

The EM 385-1-1, Safety and Health Requirements Manual, 2014 version is in final editing.  It will then be signed and sent to be published by GPO.  The final version of each section has been posted below (This is not the official version as front letter has not yet been signed).  Anticipated date on the new EM is 30 November 2014 but we anticipate publishing and availability sometime in January 2015. 

No content changes are being accepted at this point. 

Many changes were made to the 2008 edition of the EM and are 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 review the "Major Changes" made by reviewing this 7.73 MB presentation (this presentation does not identify every change but instead, major changes):  EM 385-1-1, Major Changes Presentation   

Sections 1-10 

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

23- Demolition, Renovation and Re-Occupancy

33-Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Appendix B - Emergency Operations



4 - Temporary Facilities 14-Material Handling, Storage and Disposal 24-Safe Access (Includes Ladders, Floor & Wallk Openings, Stairs and Railing Systems) 34 - Confined Space Entry

Appendix C - Process for Interpretations


 *Old Appendix M

5-Personal Protective and Safety Equipment

15 - Rigging 25 - Excavation 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

7 - 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.