Maintenance Dredging – Long Island, NY

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The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) required maintenance dredging of the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway (LIIW) Federal Navigation Project at Moriches Bay. The proposed maintenance dredging would remove up to approximately 110,000 cubic yards (CY) of sand with placement along the shoreline of Smith Point County Park, with a 10,000 – 20,000 CY upland stockpile. The placement area is approximately 3 – 4 miles from the dredging area. Dredging would be required to a depth of -6 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) plus 2 feet allowable overdepth.

The work was performed by utilizing a hydraulic cutterhead dredge. Additionally, barges, tug boats, pipeline and land-based equipment such as dozers, were needed to perform the work during either the dredging or placement activities. The dredging and placement along the shoreline were required to meet all federal, state, and approved local criteria required by the government agencies having jurisdiction where the dredging and placement sites are located.

TITAN Provided a Site Safety and Health Officer


  • 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


Project Type Government
TITAN Role Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)
Client H & L Contracting
Completion Date December 2018
Contract Value $3,424,975