Knapps Narrows – Talbot County - MD



This USACE Baltimore District project was for the maintenance dredging of Knapps Narrows Federal Navigation Channel near Tilghman Island. The project was for the removal of 100,000 CY of materials to restore the channel to its depth of 9 Feet plus 2-feet of allowable overdepth and a width of 75-feet.

For commercial and recreational users, this project was important to keep movement between the mouths of Harris Creek, the Choptank river, and Eastern Bay efficient. This project ensured boats were able to move easily across the Chesapeake Bay.

TITAN Provided an SSHO and QC Manager to the project.


Project Type Government-VA
TITAN Role Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO) & Quality Control (QC) Manager
Client Southwind Construction
Completion Date April 2018
Contract Cost $1.4M


  • Procedures for tracking preparatory, initial, and follow-up control phases; control, verification, and acceptance tests including documentation
  • Coordination of project logistics, materials and equipment
  • Managing the day-to-day quality control activities
  • Kept designated personnel and management staff apprised of status of work
  • Ensured all reports were prepared and submitted in accordance with the QC Plan, including the Daily Quality Control Reports
  • Maintained all the project quality control files
  • Reported and logged any work not meeting Spec requirements
  • Recorded all data in QCS database


  • Maintained MSDS to ensure no hazardous items were brought onto jobsite
  • Enforced USACE EM 385-1-1 and held the project to OSHA standards
  • Maintained MSDS to ensure no hazardous items were brought onto jobsite
  • Managed all phases of safety control
  • Conducted daily safety inspections
  • Conducted daily safety briefings and weekly toolbox talks
  • Kept list of deficient safety items and maintained list until all safety deficiencies were addressed
  • Coordinated with USACE QA on site all safety items
  • Ensured public safety with additional warning signs and barriers
  • Maintained OSHA 300 Form and Daily Production reports
  • Kept photo logs of all safety issues
  • Attended pre-construction conference, pre-work meetings including preparatory inspection meeting, and periodic in-progress meetings
  • Enforced accepted APPS and AHAs
  • Spoke to local businesses and discussed safety issues with their patrons with our current operations