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LET’S another pump, another container of location known as the Kenova Loaded
TALK gasoline, and another employee and Fleet Area. The “Tri-State” was secured
SAFETY returned to the boat basin bank. The to the fleet by three 2.5 in. rope mooring
port captain and the coworker loaded lines. One line was secured at the bow
At Marine Construction magazine the equipment onto the towboat and of the tugboat; one line was secured
we routinely receive emails/ rode to the spud barge. Once the three at the stern of the tugboat; and a third
correspondence with regard to pumps were in operation, the spud “breast line” was secured at the stern of
issues surrounding safety in Marine barge began coming up. Employee the boat. The deck hands released the
Construction. With this in mind, we #1 instructed the dragline operator to bow line and the stern line but forgot
thought it only fitting that we would walk the line back approximately 10 to release the breast line. Because the
share in upcoming issues of Marine to 15 ft and, while standing under the tugboat was facing up river, once the
Construction magazine a current or boom, gave the dragline operator the bow line was removed, the bow began
past “safety story” that may in some signal to boom up. He turned around to swing away from the fleet of barges.
way, shape or form, prevent the same to face the rake of the spud barge to Employee #1 realized that the breast
unfortunate incident from happening watch for the digger bucket coming line was still attached and radioed
to another. If this information causes over the starboard corner. As the the pilot and other deckhands. Due
any of us to rethink a certain assigned boom was being hoisted, it suddenly to a swift current, the pilot was unable
job, duty or task, then maybe in some fell and struck Employee #1 in the to return the bow of the boat to the
small way, we hope this information head, killing him. The boom came fleet. The pilot backed the tugboat
may contribute in a positive manner. to rest on top of the rake of the spud so the stern of the tugboat would be
We hope so. barge; the remainder of the boom was parallel to the fleet, to relieve tension
in the water with the digger bucket on on the mooring line so that it could
EMPLOYEE KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY the bottom. be released. The bow of the tugboat
DRAGLINE BOOM continued to turn downriver. When the
PILE CUSHION MATERIAL BECOMES pilot realized that the port stern corner
At approximately 4:00 p.m., of the tugboat was going to make
Employee #1, a port captain, and DISLODGED CAUSING CONCRETE DEBRIS contact with a barge, he radioed to
coworkers were was using a Northwest the crew to “watch the bump,” which
95 Crawler Dragline that had been TO LEAD TO A CAUSALITY alerted the crew that hard contact
walked onto a spud barge to dig a On February 23, 2004, Employee was imminent and that they needed
wide space to virgin material through to hold on to something secure. When
a boat basin where a steel sheet piling #1 and a coworker were involved contact was made, Employee #1 fell
wall was to be driven. At approximately in piling driving operation and were over a bull rail and into the water. The
5:00 p.m., the operator was swinging using a crane to set the leads around bull rail was a 24-in. high wall located
the boom and digger bucket with a pile. The crane operator noticed around the stern of the tugboat. “Man
material to be dumped to the port side that the cushion came off from the Overboard” was radioed to the pilot.
of the spud barge when he observed bottom of the hammer assembly. He The captain shut the engine down
the barge was listing. The spud barge lowered the hammer in an effort to and sounded the general alarm.
was getting ready to be moved back push the cushion back into place. By Other deckhands were able to reach
when the operator of the three-drum, lowering the hammer, the pile was Employee #1 with a life ring while
air-driven winch also noticed that hit at the top and off center, causing holding securely to the rope of the life
the barge was listing to the port side. pieces of concrete to be sheared off ring. Employee #1 was wearing a U.S.
Digging ceased, and the deckhands from the top of the pile and fall to the Coast Guard approved Type V work
checked the manholes near the rake ground. Employee #1 and a coworker vest and was holding onto the life ring,
of the spud barge for water. Salt water were standing on top of the template when he was pulled underwater and
was found in the port compartments of guiding the leads in place and around under the tugboat. The breast line was
the rake and along the port side. A 2 in. the pile when Employee #1 was struck cut with an axe, which allowed the
pump was secured from the towboat, on his head. That caused him to fall off tugboat to float away from the barges.
and the deckhands called the office for the template to the ground. Employee A harbor boat, known as the “Map
another pump. Employee #1 brought a #1 was killed. The coworker jumped Runner,” responded to assist with the
3 in. pump and some gasoline. He then off the template to the ground. The rescue. The life ring surfaced and shortly
went back to the yard and picked up template was a steel structure made thereafter Employee #1 resurfaced
of “I” beams and was used to mark the and was pulled onto the “Map Runner,”
location that the concrete piles would where CPR was performed. Employee
be driven. The “template” measured #1 eventually died. n
10 ft 5 in. from the ground and was 16-
ft wide and 4-ft long.

One Secured Line – Not Released;
Results in Irreversible Consequences

On January 19, 2010, Employee #1
was working as a deckhand on a vessel
named the “Tri- State.” The “Tri-State”
was a 3800 hp diesel fueled tugboat. It
was 13 ft -7 in. wide and 35 ft-5 in. long.
The tugboat had been secured to a
fleet of barges that were being built
along the bank of the Ohio River, at a

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LOW-BALL BINGO

Competitive Bid and What Really Happens at Bid Lettings

By: S. S. Saucerman BIO: Steve (Stephen) Saucerman is a full-time commercial construction estimator/
project manager for a Midwest general contractor and a freelance writer/author for
Freelance Writer for the Building the construction industry. He also taught building construction technology part-time
& Construction Industry at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL for 11 years. Since 1976, his career includes

building materials, residential construction and commercial construction/project

management. To dates, Saucerman’s feature articles have been published more than

2,000 times in construction-industry magazines and periodicals all over the world. He’s

also published 2 books. Saucerman’s writing style is informative while entertaining,

filled with common sense and experience (not ivory tower theory and jargon), and

relatable to the reader ... because he’s been there.

Iam a building contractor. You’d think that would be rubber band missiles into the ceiling tile, and imagining
punishment enough. But the problem with being a they’re the lead singer for Nine Inch Nails.
contractor while discussing the subject of competitive
bid is that anything disparaging I say against this entrenched Finally and fatefully, bid day arrives and in a ceremony
and universally-wielded construction award vehicle runs an that can only be described as a combination of profound
inherent risk of sounding like sour-grapes. The reader may frustration, bitter contempt and utter disgust for the entire
assume I’ve gotten beat a few times at the bid table and architectural and engineering community, the bidders
now I’m only here to shoot the messenger. stuff their eraser-marked bid-forms into big, shiny yellow
envelopes that cost $21.30 each before tax. They then

Well that is simply not the case dear readers. I’m not here then speed upwards of 812 mph along the crowded city

to shoot the messenger … I’m here to give the messenger streets to deliver their yellow envelopes to a specified bid

an ultra, high-impact, mega-eye-watering, atomic wedgie place before a specified bid deadline. The event they’re

(I may even use a crane). Then – just for good measure – all speeding to is known as a bid letting. The pedestrians

I’m going to tease the messenger unmercifully until he encountered on the way are known as victims.

runs crying home to his momma (who never loved the If it’s an open letting, the bids are read aloud and (with
messenger anyway; plus I hear she’s a drinker) until only later few exceptions) the lowest, responsible bidder is inevitably
the authorities find him curled up in a fetal position on the awarded the work. From that point on, well gosh, everyone
kitchen floor while momma’s at the race track with a new just gets along with one another, the building project is
Mr. Messenger. That’s how much I dislike the messenger. finished without a hitch, everyone’s happy and the lucky

Competitive Bid: The pitting of two or more laid-off owners are bursting with delight over the way the whole

automobile factory workers with Chevy pickup trucks darn thing played out. No wait … sorry … the was a Disney®

(i.e. ‘contracting firms’) against two or more other laid-off movie I saw once. Construction projects that result from CB

automobile factory workers with Ford pickup trucks in a no- are MUCH worse. How? Well, there is nowhere near enough

holds barred, cage-match, blind pricing competition for time or room on this page to address EVERYTHING wrong

a construction project that no respectable contractor will with CB. Our hearts simply wouldn’t take it. So the best we

touch because every respectable contractor is up to their can do is break our pain down into doable doses. So for this

ever-lovin’, luxury-skybox, season-ticketed ears in lucrative, session, let’s examine one of the more critical elements of

negotiated work and don’t need to scrimp and scrounge the CB system: the bid letting itself.

with open competitive bid nonsense. BID LETTINGS

But I digress, sorry - back to topic; competitive bid (CB). My A new building project is being bid. It’s a seawall repair

sauve and sultry readers, I have been actively involved in project for the city along with the construction of a new

construction contracting for over 40 years - 7 un-medicated restroom facility at the local municipal marina. The architect’s

- and in that time I have come to witness the horrifying budget is $1,000,000. Here’s what everyone thinks happens

misapplication, misappropriation and mis..er…ah…sissippi at the bid letting:

of competitive bid (BC) in countless, tragic situations. But HammerTacker Construction ​Base bid: $1,023,000
before we go further, we should set some backdrop. First,
what exactly is competitive bid (BCBC)? Well, as it pertains to Toenail Contractors​ Base bid: $1,048,000
our industry (it’s still contracting, right? I lose track), Merriam
Webster defines competitive bid (EIEIO) as follows: DingleDirt Brothers Co.​ Base bid: $999,900

The bidding combatants work from identical bid packages B, H & Y Builders​ Base bid: $1,002,000
consisting of architectural working drawings with no
dimensions, a boiler-plate specification manual from post- Ringshank Building Group​ Base bid: $1,016,000
WWII Portugal, and accompanying, relevant information
Honest competition, tight bids, right on budget, everyone
holding hands and singing ‘Kumbaya’ around a friendly
campfire … perfection. Right?

such as addenda, finish schedules and 3,127 pages on NO
liquidated damages. The participants then spend the entire Here’s what really happens at bid lettings: The bids for the
bid period analyzing documents, assigning costs, shooting
project are due at 2 PM. At six minutes to two, 127 highly-
stressed, pre-diabetic and exhausted bidders compress their

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collective and considerable mass into a dark, moldy room tiny electric foreign car. The mayor is starting to get a sick
designed to hold 12. You dart out of the way milliseconds feeling in his stomach.
before a stampede of potential bidding hopefuls force their
way to the front of the room, each with half-sealed proposals LET THE GAMES BEGIN …
in hand. Fresh puddles of saliva spring up in front of the main The horrifying and all-to-familiar events that unfold in the
table, after-wash of the hastily-moistened envelopes that following weeks are an experience one simply must live
now rest in a pile awaiting their fate. through to fully appreciate. It goes a little like this:

The let-tors are the sterile, erect cast of characters (the Having left $987,688 ‘on the table’, Donny and Danny
clients) perched regally behind the antique walnut table. DingleDirt (the DingleDirt Brothers) head directly from the
The let-tees are facing the table and to a person all doing bid letting to Arnie’s Pub & Eatery (‘Gyros Bigger Then Your
their level best to balance their broad, awkward, builder- Head!’).
shaped bodies on tiny, torturously rock-hard folding chairs.
The clock strikes two and the most criminally over-dressed 1. Everyone at Arnie’s has the most amazing time because
occupant of the table regally announces that bidding is there are two crazy contractors buying everyone Jaeger®
closed. Herman Frail (Frail Construction) lies weeping and shots and gyros. They keep mumbling something about
dejected in a molten mass on the floor just a few feet from their lives being over and one of them (Danny) keeps
the front table clutching a wrinkled, yellow envelope. The confessing his love for the coat rack in the corner and
poor sap didn’t make it. now it’s just getting awkward.

The A/C is broken. The A/C is always broken. The room 2. The total bar bill is $6,287 (which also covers a new stuffed
is suffocating and torridly hot. The windows were painted moose rear-end. It’s best if you don’t ask).
shut during the last renovation and there’s a permanent
and aromatic combination of black-mold and gym socks in 3. [3 days later]: Danny (the eldest) calls the project
the air. You make a conscious decision to breathe through architect ‘to discuss the project’. During the conversation
your mouth for the remainder of the proceeding. Everyone he cautiously but repeatedly floats out there that ‘there
soldiers on. Keep in mind now that the architect’s budget may have been a mathematical error in their bid’. The
for the project (the concise, calculated projected cost for architect holds his ground for all of 1 nanosecond before
construction created at the beginning of the project with caving entirely (he’s not good with confrontation) and
the sole purpose of getting the mayor to sign the design the negotiating door swings wide open for the DingleDirts.
contract) is still $1,000,000. The numbers are read aloud:
4. In the end, the project ends up costing the city $1,916,512.
HammerTacker Construction​Base bid: $1,452,000 The final count is 217 change-orders, 91 intense meetings,
1,816 threats of litigation/strangulation, 6 punch lists and
Toenail Contractors B​ ase bid: $1,983,800 1 mayoral impeachment hearing.

DingleDirt Brothers Co.​ Base bid: $596,111.32 5. Two and half years after closeout there is still no door on
the women’s bathroom and no one can figure out where
B, H & Y Builders​ Base bid: $2,695,200 that ‘dead-animal’ smell is coming from. In an unrelated
note, no one has seen Donny DingleDirt’s ferret ‘Mr.
Ringshank Building Group​ Base bid: $14,710,000 Scuppers’ since early on in the building project.

Pretty special, huh? Oh, but you haven’t heard the 6. The tax-paying public is predictably outraged by the cost
punchline yet: the project gets awarded to the DingleDirts! over-runs and the gross incompetence of the construction
The architect even pats the mayor on the back as they team. Investigations are conducted, meetings are held,
walk out of the letting - congratulating him on being under councilmen are piously outraged, and walnut gavels
budget - before racing like a greyhound on caffeine to his are pounded on lecterns. Meanwhile, Donny & Danny
DingleDirt popping PBR’s and tease alligators aboard
their custom-fitted airboat located in a popular Sows Ear,
Louisiana swamp (town motto: ‘They Will Never Find You
Here!’).

Ok, ok … maybe I’ve embellished a little, but it’s only to
illustrate a point. I’m betting that – as a building contractor
– there’s much in the sordid tale of the DingleDirts that
resonates with your personal experience. I also guessing
that we’ve all felt at times that the traditional competitive
bid award system is a severely damaged vehicle … as in
second-hand-Yugo-in-a-demolition-derby damaged. But if
that indeed is the case, then we have to ask ourselves, ‘how
did we get here?’

HOW DID WE GET HERE? (SEE? TOLD YA’)
Well, there are many reasons - ranging from unrealistic

expectations to innocent incompetence to outright greed

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owner an “apples to apples” competition. 25% percent
are pure folly and the remaining percentage makes up
the middle ground between the best and worst. This
means that - more often than we’d like to admit - the low
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the way our construction founding fathers intended the
process to play out.

CLOSING
But whatever the actual combination of causes, in the

end there is one unavoidable and undeniable common
denominator: people. And anyone who has spent more than
two minutes in the construction business knows that when you
start introducing personalities into any situation, things can go
awry in a hurry. In fact, I have a theory. I’m pretty this human
element is the very reason aliens haven’t yet made contact
with our species. I’m guessing they’ve already been here,
looked around, listened to 30 seconds worth of talk radio or
the E Channel and said (or beeped or clicked – whatever
they do), ‘oh, you have GOT to be kidding me’ … and high-
tailed it for home.

Hmmm, I wonder if they have construction on their planet?
I wonder if they suffer the same problems and issues we do? I
wonder if they’re hiring? n

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where the danger of drowning exists, must wear the issued ACCESS
U.S. Coast Guard approved buoyant work vests or Personal Proper access must be maintained from derricks to the
Floatation Devices (PFD). Generally this is not required
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guardrail system. At the job superintendent’s discretion, step, and job built ladder access should be avoided as a
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require the use of buoyant work vests. ladders are the only option, they must be secured at the top
and at a pitch of 1:4. Never use a ladder in the horizontal
Work vests and life jackets must be inspected prior to and position. Commercially available aluminum gangways are a
after each use. Should any defects that would alter their good solution for access between barges. Keep gangways
strength or buoyancy be found, it should be brought to clean and free of debris, cords, hoses, and mud. Gangways
the foreman for a replacement. When working from a fall must be well lit. Secure the top end of the gangway at all
protection system or when guardrails are installed, work vests times while in use. Inspect all access daily and repair as
or life jackets may not be required. 30-inch (minimum) ring required.
buoys with at least 90 feet of 600-pound capacity line shall
be provided and readily available for emergency rescue
operations at least every 200 feet along the water’s edge.

The lifesaving skiff shall be immediately available where
employees are working over or adjacent to water. The skiff
shall be maintained with a motor in working order, equipped
with the minimum of a boathook (or pike pole), T-top
paddle (or oar), and ring buoy with 90 feet of 600-pound
capacity line. The Crew Foreman is responsible to ensure
the skiff is equipped with these materials each day before
work begins.

Anytime a fall hazard over water exists that exceeds
25 feet a properly designed fall protection system will be
utilized. Personal floatation devices may be utilized if there is

Planning for all operations must include an access plan.
Keep spare access gangways on hand for replacement
purposes and unforeseen needs. Each derrick should have
a minimum of one permanent access ladder fixed on a side,
two ladders would be more appropriate for certain jobsite
and work locations.

Pocket ladders built into barges and hanging ladders are
not to be used as permanent method of access. Tires are
never a proper form of access to floating equipment.

Access to the barges and floating plants must be limited
to authorized personnel. The marine superintendent may
authorize visitor’s tours, but the parties must be escorted by
a superintendent or designated crew member.

SKIFF OPERATIONS
There are three different types of skiffs that are operated

and maintained on all Kiewit Bridge and Marine Projects.
Single engine work skiffs, single engine safety skiffs, and

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double engine work/survey boats. Designated operators Man overboard risks will be substantially reduced by the
will run all crafts only. following measures.

The Kiewit Bridge and Marine designated operator Use proper fall protection and PFD’s while working near
program will be reviewed with all employees prior to skiff and over water.
operation. A site specific designated operator’s card will be
issued and kept on the operator at all times while operating Crew working within areas that are protected by properly
said skiff craft. Local state and government boater operator designed, constructed, and maintained guardrails may not
educational requirements must also be met for an employee be required to wear life jackets. All access ramps between
to be a legal designated operator. barges will have handrails. Persons transiting between areas
that are protected by guardrails and open barge decks will
A designated safety skiff is required on all projects where be required to wear life jackets 100% of the time.
employees are working on or above water. Per OSHA a
designated safety skiff/rescue boat must be capable of 30 inch minimum ring buoys with at least 90 feet of 600+
being launched by a single person and able to reach the pound capacity line shall be provided and readily available
individual(s) needing rescue within 3-4 minutes. The Safety for emergency rescue operations at least every 200 feet
Skiff shall be equipped with the following items: along the water’s edge.

¡¡ Paddle with T-Top A lifesaving skiff shall be immediately available where
¡¡ Life Ring with 90 feet of Throw Rope employees are working over or adjacent to water. The skiff
¡¡ 1 – 10lb ABC rated fire extinguisher shall be maintained with a motor in working order, equipped
¡¡ Boat Hook or Pike Pole • Anchor with line with a boathook and pike pole, ring buoy with 90’ of rope
¡¡ Working Outboard w/ Fuel in a rope bag, and a fire extinguisher. The derrick barge
¡¡ Picking attachments on the skiff with bridle (do not use foreman is responsible to ensure the skiff is equipped with
Molly’s for picking skiffs). these materials each day before work begins.
¡¡ Hand Rail (Bailey Rail) • Skiff Capacity stenciled (or
welded) on the side of the skiff Use of the buddy system. Crew members must work in
direct visual and radio contact with the foreman or crane
Waterproof Emergency box containing: operator at all times. If direct visual contact is not feasible,
¡¡ First-Aid kit two persons must work together on deck. A minimum of two
¡¡ Flares people will work together when working on deck at night.
¡¡ Air Horn
(The stated requirements above also apply to all double If someone goes overboard, the following emergency
engine work/survey skiffs) procedure will be followed: Throw a life ring (bitter end
of the line attached on board) to the person overboard.
All derrick barge skiffs will be equipped to be a designated DO NOT JUMP IN AFTER THE PERSON; THE BEST WAY TO SAVE
safety skiff. The designated safety skiff may be used to A PERSON OVERBOARD IS TO BE AVAILABLE TO CALL FOR
transport people from shore to the crane and back again HELP. One crewmember must maintain visual contact with
but it is not to be used as the primary work skiff. If work is to
be performed out of a skiff then a second skiff is required. It marineconstructionmagazine.com ISSUE #3 - 2018 17
is the responsibility of the crane crew to keep the outboard
on the safety skiff in good running condition.

At a minimum all KB&M work skiffs must be equipped with
the following items:
¡¡ Paddle with T-Top
¡¡ 1 - 10lb ABC Rated Fire Extinguisher
¡¡ Skiff Capacity Stenciled (or Welded) on the side of the skiff
¡¡ Hand Rail (Bailey Rail)
¡¡ Boat Hook or Pike Pole
¡¡ Working Outboard with Fuel

Projects that are working over the water but not in the
water are still required to have a designated safety skiff
ready for deployment at all times. Inflatable rafts may be
substituted for aluminum skiffs at District Safety Managers
approval. Raft must be stored in a location where they can
be easily launched in an emergency, in lieu of having our
standard safety skiff.

MAN OVERBOARD PROCEDURES
Heightened awareness of man overboard issues is

mandated by the weather conditions and strong currents.

the person overboard at all times. If possible throw a ring Policy Manual at the pre-job safety meeting. All employees
buoy with a strobe light to the person or as close to the shall go through orientation provided by the Kiewit Project
person as possible, this will help locate them. Launch the Safety Manager and Subcontractor Monitor.
life-saving skiff and, taking a minimum of two people in the
skiff, recover the swimmer. When approaching a person in The obligation of all contractors and/or subcontractors
the water, approach from downstream so that the current to comply with applicable statutory safety and health laws,
brings the swimmer to the boat. Do not underestimate the regulations and rules will be covered as well as the Kiewit
efforts required to haul someone into the boat. Get help to specific safety policies and procedures that will be required
haul the person aboard. by contract. Subcontractors will be advised that they have
the sole and complete obligation to provide a safe and
NIGHT MARINE OPERATIONS healthful working environment for employees and other
Night operations while working in or around or adjacent to persons at the project site, including the traveling public,
who may be exposed to the work.
water present a unique set of hazards to personnel.
The subcontractor is directly responsible for its safety
All crews working on night operations near or on the water performance and must ensure a safe work environment
will utilize the “buddy system” 100%. All PFD’s will be outfitted for all people entering onto this project, including the
with water activated strobe lights and whistles for visual and general contractor, owner, and other subcontractors. In
audible location identification of a downed employee. a marine construction environment the greatest recipe
for success in regards to safety is to become one team
The Superintendent will ensure that the night operations between all employees onsite, subcontractors and the
work plan and Hazard Analysis addresses the safety issues of general contractor. Because the divers will be working so
working at night. The plan and Hazard Analysis will address, close to our crews and equipment they will be expected to
but not be limited to, the following items: participate in all project safety and toolbox meetings, follow
¡¡ Reflectivity all jobsite specific safety plans, and report all incidents and
¡¡ Illumination near misses to the safety department within the shift they
¡¡ Communications occur. While topside on barges or working on land based
¡¡ Emergency procedures operations they will be expected to hold the same high
regard for the prevention of incidents that Kiewit expects of
FALL PROTECTION OVER WATER their own employees. In regards to underwater operations
When working over or near water (Piers, Wharves, Quay all WISHA, OSHA, and EM 385 diving regulations, along with
any company best practices that go above and beyond
Walls, Barges, Aerial Lifts, Crane Supported Work Platforms, normal regulations must be considered while the diving
etc.) PFD’s are required for all work unless fall protection is subcontractor writes their site-specific accident prevention
used to eliminate the water hazard. plan.

When working over or near water and the distance from TOW LINES AND BARGE LINES
the walking/working surface to the water’s surface is 25 feet Never stand in the bight, adjacent or in line with a mooring
or greater fall protection is required. PFD’s are not required.
or tow line or any line that is under strain. Derricks will be
When working over water at a height of less than 25 feet equipped with good quality barge lines at the start of the
and the water depth is less than 10 feet, the potential fall has project. Inspect the barge lines and replace as required.
an obstruction, or hazards from currents, intakes, machinery Ensuring that all floating equipment is equipped with
or barges, etc. are present fall protection is required and adequate mooring lines is the project’s responsibility and a
PFD’s are not required. job cost (including replacement costs of worn out lines). The

When working over water at a height of less than 25 feet,
the water depth below the walking/working surface is 10
feet or greater, and the potential fall is unobstructed fall
protection is not required. PFD’s are required 100% of the
time when working in these conditions.

DIVING OPERATIONS
Diving on all projects will be subcontracted but Kiewit

Infrastructures West Co. will work side by side with the diving
subcontractor in all aspects of the project’s safety program.
All Subcontractors shall submit a copy of their Site Specific
Safety plan to Kiewit to be reviewed by the Project Manager,
Project Safety Manager, and Subcontractor Monitor
before any work commences. All Subcontractor Accident
Prevention Plans will be kept on site available for review
throughout the life of the project and updated as changes
are made. Our diving subcontractors will be given a copy
of the project Accident Prevention Plan (APP) and Safety

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foreman, derrick operator, and deck engineer is responsible COMMUNICATIONS
for seeing that barges are properly secured and that the All derrick barges are equipped with a VHF radio that
barge lines are in good condition. Special precautions shall
also be taken to identify the location of spud and deck can be used in any emergency situation. The United States
winch lines. All permanent wire rope lines on the deck of a Coast Guard monitors VHF channel #16.
barge shall be marked with yellow paint. Communication
with the crew members both pre-planned (JHA) and while EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
barges are moving, is vital to the safety of our employees Training shall be conducted to all persons working around
working around deck lines.
SWING RADIUS AND PINCH POINTS the water of the proper procedures to follow in case of an
emergency.
The derricks that are scheduled for the project have
adequate clearance between the bottom of the Each derrick barge (and marine jobsite) will be equipped
counterweight and the deck to avoid tail swing hazards. with a VHF radio. Unless the person overboard is recovered
Deck gear has been laid out to avoid problems with immediately call the Coast Guard on the VHF radio, channel
pinch points and tail swing. Do not place equipment or #16 to alert them of an emergency. In addition, call 911 to
materials on deck that can interfere with the swing radius have an emergency response team sent to the jobsite.
of the counterweight. Crew shall not access the operators
cab without establishing contact with the operator and Be prepared to detail the exact location and heading
obtaining permission to enter. Stairways up to the rotating of the person overboard and brief the Coast Guard and
bed shall be kept chained off and marked as a restricted emergency responders on the local conditions of the
entry area. barges, weather, etc. Follow the directions of the Coast
Guard. Notify the job superintendent of the emergency
LIGHTING, LIGHTS, AND SHAPES immediately.
All derricks have boom lights. Light towers will be used
All marine jobsites shall have a more in depth and specific
as necessary to provide additional lighting on the barge emergency procedure for person overboard written into
deck and in the adjacent work area as needed. Provide their site specific Accident Prevention Plan. This shall be
adequate lighting at all access locations. All derricks, reviewed with all employees working on site.
barges, and bridge caissons must be equipped with proper
lights and day shapes. All barges will have lights on all four NOTICE TO MARINERS
corners at night in addition to the navigation lights on the Per US Coast Guard regulations, proper notice to mariners
Gantry. Buoys must be lighted with steady white lights at
night. All lights shall be checked for proper operation every must be issued prior to moving onsite and updated with
day. changes to the mooring plan. Project management is
responsible for issuing the notice to mariners.

WAKE WATCH GUIDELINES
When a shore crane is used o hoist work onto floating

equipment, or when a floating derrick is hoisting onto a
land based structure or another barge there is potential for
passing boat traffic to have a safety impact. Movement
due to the wake can catch workers off guard with serious
potential. If the operation has obvious potential for injury
or equipment damage an employee shall be designated
as spotter to watch for any wake producing marine traffic.
“NO WAKE ZONE” signage should be used if conditions
dictate at the work site.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Keep proper navigation lights in place on buoys, barges,

and bridge structures. Maintain proper notice to mariners.
Be aware of private vessels transiting the area. Be prepared
to call vessels via VHF radio and give them five blasts on the
air horn if they are entering the work zone. Posting signs on
the deck of barges is the proper way to warn the public of
submerged anchor wires or other hazards and warn them
to stay clear – 500 feet. Posting of “Construction Zone” signs
should also be used to warn the general boating public of
jobsite hazards. n

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QUIPMENT
NDATION ERICAN PILE

CUTTING, WELDING
AND CYLINDER STORAGE

CUTTING, WELDING AND CYLINDER STORAGE ¡¡ Valve protection caps, when provided for, should be put in
¡¡ Cutting and welding should not be performed in areas place before cylinders are moved, transported or stored.

where easily combustible materials, such as wood shavings ¡¡ Gas cylinders raised or lowered by crane, hoist, or derrick
and scraps, sawdust, paper, oil soaked rags, etc. are must be handled in suitable cradles, nets, or skip boxes, and
located. All highly volatile materials will be removed from shall never be lifted by magnet or by rope or chain slings.
the area.
¡¡ Suitable fire extinguishers will be provided. A thirty- ¡¡ Cylinders should never be placed where they might form a
minute watch will be adhered to after cutting or welding part of any electric circuit.
operations.
¡¡ All equipment will be properly maintained and periodically ¡¡ No attempt should be made to transfer acetylene from
inspected. one cylinder to another, or to mix gases in a cylinder.
¡¡ All compressed gas cylinders will be stored in an upright
position, capped when not in use, and chained securely ¡¡ Oxygen cylinders in storage shall be separated from fuel-gas
to prevent them from accidentally tipping over or being cylinders or combustible materials (especially oil or grease),
knocked over. a minimum distance of 20 feet or by a noncombustible
¡¡ Cylinders will be stored away from heat sources. They are barrier at least 5 feet high having a fire-resistance rating of
to be protected from accumulating ice and snow and the at least one-half hour.
direct rays of the sun in high temperatures.
¡¡ Cylinders of oxygen will be stored separately from cylinders ¡¡ Cylinders shall be kept far enough away from the actual
of acetylene or other fuel gas. welding or cutting operation so that sparks, hot slag, or
¡¡ Never drag cylinders. If possible use a hand truck. If they are flame will not reach them. When this is impractical, fire
being moved by hand, roll them on the bottom edge. Do resistant shields shall be provided.
not hoist cylinders by attaching lines to valves or to collars
at the top. ¡¡ LP-Gas vessels used for roofer’s tar pots, plumber’s pots and
¡¡ Prior to use, check the hose for cuts, cracks or worn places. torches, space heaters, etc., shall be so installed that heat
Check the pressure regulator and adjust accordingly. from the burner will not increase the temperature of the
¡¡ When tanks are not in use, turn off the fuel supply at the tank more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit after one hour of
tank. When in doubt, always consider cylinders full and operation of the burner at full capacity.
handle accordingly.
¡¡ Check local fire regulations. ¡¡ LP-Gas vessels installed on mobile equipment shall have the
bottom of the container, and/or any outlet connection, not
STORAGE AND USE OF CYLINDERS lower than the lowest horizontal edge of the vehicle axle
¡¡ All gas cylinders should be protected against undue when fully loaded. Such units shall be adequately secured
to prevent jarring loose, slipping, or rotating.
absorption of heat.
¡¡ Acetylene and Fuel gas cylinders, including but not limited ¡¡ Use of Fuel Gas.
a) The employer shall instruct employees in the safe use of
to welding and cutting fuel gas cylinders, should be stored fuel gas.
and used with the valve end up. b) Before a regulator to a cylinder valve is connected, the
valve shall be opened slightly and closed immediately. (This
EXCEPTIONS: action is generally termed “cracking” and is intended to
a) Fuel gas cylinders containing fuel gas used to power clear the valve of dust or dirt that might otherwise enter the
industrial trucks regulated by Article 25 of the General regulator.)
Industry Safety Orders. c) The person cracking the valve shall stand to one side of
b) Cylinders containing oxygen, acetylene or fuel-gases the outlet, not in front of it. The valve of a fuel gas cylinder
shall not be taken into confined spaces. shall not be cracked where the gas would reach welding
work, sparks, flame, or other possible sources of ignition.

¡¡ Gas cylinders in portable service should be conveyed by
suitable hand trucks to which they are securely fastened, or
safely carried where job conditions require. All gas cylinders
in service shall be securely held in substantial fixed or
portable racks, or placed so they will not fall or be knocked
over.

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¡¡ The cylinder valve shall be opened slowly to prevent taped together, not more than 4 inches out of 12 inches
damage to the regulator. For quick closing, valves on shall be covered by tape.
fuel gas cylinders shall not be opened more than 1 1/2 ¡¡ Hose couplings shall be of the type that cannot be unlocked
turns. When a special wrench is required, it shall be left in or disconnected by means of a straight pull without rotary
position on the stem of the valve while the cylinder is in use motion.
so that the fuel gas flow can be shut off quickly in case
of an emergency. In the case of manifolded or coupled GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
cylinders, at least one such wrench shall be available for ¡¡ No device or attachment facilitating or permitting mixture of
immediate use. Nothing shall be placed on top of a fuel
gas cylinder, when in use, which may damage the safety air or oxygen with combustible gases prior to consumption,
device or interfere with the quick closing of the valve. except at the burner or in a standard torch or blowpipe,
shall be allowed unless approved for the purpose.
¡¡ When the valve on a fuel gas cylinder is opened and there is ¡¡ Acetylene shall not be generated or utilized at a pressure
found to be a leak around the valve stem, the valve shall be in excess of 15 pounds per square inch gauge pressure.
closed and the gland nut tightened. If this action does not ¡¡ Exception: Acetylene dissolved in suitable solvent and
stop the leak, the use of the cylinder shall be discontinued, stored in cylinders manufactured according to Interstate
and it shall be properly tagged and removed from the work Commerce Commission requirements.
area. In the event that fuel gas should leak from the cylinder ¡¡ Oxygen cylinders and fittings shall be kept away from oil
valve, rather than from the valve stem, and the gas cannot or grease. Cylinders, cylinder caps and valves, couplings,
be shut off, the cylinder shall be properly tagged and taken regulators, hose, and apparatus shall be kept free from
outdoors, to an isolated area, away from personnel and oil or greasy substances and shall not be handled with
sources of ignition. The supplier shall promptly be notified oily hands or gloves. Oxygen shall not be directed at oily
of the leaking cylinder valve and the supplier’s instructions surfaces, greasy clothes, or within a fuel oil or other storage
shall be followed. tank or vessel.
¡¡ Hose piping systems, apparatus, and fittings shall not be
HOSE AND CONNECTIONS used.
¡¡ Fuel gas hose and oxygen hose shall be easily distinguished ¡¡ Oxygen shall never be used from a cylinder or cylinder
manifold unless a pressure-reducing device intended for
from each other. Note: The contrast may be made by use with oxygen, and so marked, is provided.
different colors or by surface characteristics readily ¡¡ Acetylene shall never be brought into contact with
distinguishable by the sense of touch. unalloyed copper except in a blowpipe or torch.
¡¡ A single hose having more than 1 gas passage shall not ¡¡ Cylinders not having fixed hand wheels shall have keys,
be used as a connection between torch and gas outlet handles or nonadjustable wrenches on valve stems while
if a wall failure would permit the flow of either gas into the these cylinders are in service. In multiple cylinder installations
other passage. only one key or handle is required for each manifold.
¡¡ Hoses used for liquefied petroleum gas, such as butane ¡¡ Cylinders shall never be used as rollers or supports whether
or propane, shall be of, or lined with, materials that are full or empty.
resistant to the action of LP-Gas. They shall be designed ¡¡ Compressed oxygen shall not be used for ventilation,
for a bursting pressure of at least 1,250 psi, and shall be testing, or similar purposes different from its intended
marked every 5 feet with the letters “LPG.” Hoses over 1/2 function in welding and burning.
inch diameter shall also be marked with the manufacturer’s ¡¡ A dry chemical or carbon dioxide fire extinguisher rated
name. at least 10 B:C shall be kept near operations where bottled
¡¡ The connection between fuel source and burner shall be fuel gases are being used.
with extra heavy steel pipe (Schedule 80), flexible metallic ¡¡ LP-Gas vessels shall be kept in a position so that the safety
tubing or hose suitable for the service, and where exposed relief valve is in direct contact with the vapor space in the
shall be protected against physical damage. vessel at all times.
¡¡ When not in use, manifold and header hose connections ¡¡ When operations are suspended for any substantial period
shall be capped. of time, such as during lunch or overnight, gas cylinders
¡¡ When parallel sections or oxygen and fuel gas hose are shall be shut off. The torch and hose shall be removed from
the confined space. Upon completion or discontinuance
of welding operations, the welder shall warn other workers
of the location of hot metal. n

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EYE PROTECTION AGAINST RADIANT ENERGYElectromagnetic energy given off by an arc or flame of the lens in the helmet may be reduced. The
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goggles, welding helmets, or welding face shields. Allied Processes). In addition, all protective eye

This equipment must have filter lenses with a shade and face devices must comply with ANSI Z87.1,

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Table 1: Filter Lenses for Protection during Shielded Metal ArcWelding

Operation Electrode Size – inch Arc Current OSHA Minimum ANSI & AWS
(mm) (Amperes) Protective Shade Shade Number
Fewer than 60 Recommendations*
Less than 3/32 (2.4) Number
7 -
10
Shielded Metal Arc 3/32-5/32 60-160 8
Welding (SMAW) (2.4-4.0) 10 12
More than 5/32-1/4 More than 160-250 11 14
(4.0-6.4) More than 250-550
More than 1/4 (6.4)

Table 2: Filter Lenses for GasWelding and Oxygen Cutting Operations

Operation Plate Thickness Plate Thickness OSHA Minimum ANSI & AWS
Inches mm Protective Shade Shade Number
Recommendations*
Number
5
Under 1/8 Under 3.2 4 6
8
Gas Welding 1/4 to 1/2 3.2 to 12.7 5 4
Over 1/2 Over 12.7 6 5
6
Under 1 Under 25 3

Oxygen Cutting 1 to 6 25 to 150 4

Over 6 Over 150 5

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Table 3: Filter Lenses for Protection during Other Welding and Cutting Operations

Operation Arc Current OSHA Minimum ANSI & AWS
(Amperes) Protective Shade Shade Number
Recommendations*
Number
-
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Fewer than 60 7 11
Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 60-160 10 12
10 14
GasTungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) More than 160-250 10 10
More than 250-500 8 12
8 14
Fewer than 50 10
50-150 12

More than 150-500

Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) Fewer than 500 10
(Light)

Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) 500-1000 11 14
(Heavy)
Fewer than 20 6 6-8
Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) 20-100 8 10
Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) 10 12
More than 100-400 11 14
(Light)** More than 400-800
8 9
Fewer than 300

Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) 300-400 9 12
(Medium)**

Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) More than 400-800 10 14
(Heavy)**

Torch Brazing (TB) 3 3 or 4
Torch Soldering (TS) 22
Carbon Arc Welding (CAW) 14 14

* As a rule of thumb, start with a shade that is too dark to see the weld zone. Then, go to a lighter shade which gives a sufficient view of the weld zone
without going below the minimum. During oxygen gas welding or cutting where the torch produces a high yellow light, it is desirable to use a filter lens
that absorbs the yellow or sodium line in the visible light (spectrum) of the operation.
** Values apply where the actual arc is clearly seen. Lighter filters may be used when the arc is hidden by the workpiece.

For More Information:

• CPL 02-01-049 - 29 CFR Part 1915, Subpart I, Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in

Shipyard Employment

• OSHA Publication 3151 (2003), Personal Protective Equipment

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CHAIN SAW SAFETY

Dock building by a Marine Contractor is commonplace. ¡¡ Use a funnel or a flexible hose when pouring fuel into the
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¡¡ Check controls, chain tension, and all bolts and handles
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are adjusted according to the manufacturer’s instructions. balance while operating the saw.

¡¡ Make sure that the chain is always sharp and that the oil ¡¡ Proper personal protective equipment must be worn
tank is full. when operating the saw, which includes hand, foot, leg,
eye, face, hearing and head protection.
¡¡ Start the saw on the ground or on another firm support.
Drop starting is never allowed. ¡¡ Do not wear loose-fitting clothing.

¡¡ Start the saw at least 10 feet from the fueling area, with ¡¡ Be careful that the trunk or tree limbs will not bind against
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¡¡ Dispense fuel at least 10 feet away from any sources
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dange arrives by rail and is put on stock. The identification - Defective sheet piles are segregated either scrapped or

is the heat number. sent to a repair shop where they are repaired.
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by stencil and/or label. All marking exception has to be e. g. in basements, underground tanks, temporary

specified at the moment of ordering. COFFERDAMS AND CONTAINMENT BARRIERS.

¡¡ Defective sheet piles are segregated either scrapped or The ability of retaining walls to prevent or resist the passage
sent to a repair shop where they are repaired. of ground water is of great importance in many applications
e. g. in basements, underground tanks, temporary cofferdams
¡¡ All the sheet piles are straightened by roller straighteners. and containment barriers.

¡¡ For orders with special requirements such as 3rd party

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EN 10248

Grade Minimum Yield Point* [MPa] Minimum Tensile Strength [MPa] Minimum Elongation (%)

S 240 GP 240 340 26

S 270 GP 270 410 24

S 320 GP 320 440 23

S 355 GP 355 480 22

S 390 GP 390 490 20

S 430 GP 430 510 19

S 460 AP 460 550 17

* The value in the table applies to longitudinal test piece for the tensile test.

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problem that can be resolved locally. Depending upon life

time requirements and accessibility of the structure, they are The Hazira facility (30 MMTPA) is an all-weather deep draft

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