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Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) card maintaining a coast guard-approved Personal along with a Secure Worker Consortium (SWAC) Flotation Device (PFD), instruction on boat safety, card for NY/NJ Port Authority work are generally and education for handling unexpected wakes required for every person to enter a facility or generated from water traffic. work on a ship pier. The destructive effects of water, especially Working on a pier structure is dangerous and salt water, mean that concrete-based marine safety should be a top priority. A Health & Safety structures such as piers require constant upkeep. Plan (HSPA) and a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Freezing-and-thawing cycles, tidal wetting-and- should be written before mobilization and issued drying action, inclement weather, and chloride to all employees. exposure often accelerate the damage and erosion Besides the normal safety concerns related to sustained by concrete exposed to the marine any shotcrete project, a JHA for working on a pier environment. At the same time, pier work, by its should include the hazards associated with very nature, creates a number of atypical issues working on a work barge or float stages, with not encountered on non-marine job sites. Produc- special considerations to access and egress. The tive work days are shorter. Access is typically JHA should also include workers wearing and limited. Workers have to work from unstable floats rather than solid ground. Unforeseen impediments to working can abruptly arise, more so than at on-land sites. Because of these condi- tions and issues, pier work requires an under- standing of marine science, creative solutions, and most importantly, patience. Tommy Pirkle has over 30 years of experience in the shot- crete industry and is Co-Owner of Eastco Shotcrete LLC. He is an ACI Certified Nozzleman and oversees company sales and operations. Randell Ogburn is a Super- visor for Eastco Shotcrete, LLC, with over 30 years in the shot- crete business. His area of expertise and primary focus is on marine structures. At Eastco, he is responsible for developing Fig. 5: Unsound concrete removed with pneumatic and executing the work plans chipping hammers for marine and other projects. Annual Nozzleman Compilation Annual ASA 2013 Nozzleman Compilation ASA 2013 This 36-page black and white soft-cover book is an annual publication introduced in 2013. This document is a compilation of 10 previously published articles from ASA’s Shotcrete magazine, Volume 15. Order Code: ANC13 ASA Members: $9.00 Nonmembers: $14.00 Visit www.shotcrete.org/BookstoreNet/default.aspx or call (248) 848-3780. 26 Shotcrete • Summer 2014


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