The Importance of Dredging Safety - DAE Pumps

The Importance of Dredging Safety

October 27, 2022

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Dredging can be risky since numerous potential dangers could cause harm or other problems.

This Article Includes

  • Dredging Safety Considerations 

  • Ten (10) possible ways that dredging accidents could occur

  • Safety Organizations and Standardization

  • What Dredging Employees & Management Can Do for Each Other

  • The never-ending pursuit of top-notch dredge safety

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Dredging Safety Considerations

While dredging is a dangerous business, cowboy behavior makes it even more difficult. Hurrying up and rushing to get the job done doesn’t help—it can hurt people or the environment. Safety wasn’t always a top priority in the dredging industry, so it has slowly evolved over the years due to many accidents. It can take years to change an entire industry’s safety direction. However, with perseverance, a safety-first mindset, and compliance with dredging rules and regulations, progress has been made to eliminate work-related incidents and injuries while dredging.

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Ten (10) possible ways that dredging accidents could occur

  1. Urgency of production
  2. Complacency
  3. Not paying attention
  4. Rushing
  5. Wrong equipment
  6. Losing Focus
  7. Lack of sleep
  8. Changing conditions
  9. Lack of trust
  10. Lack of training
  11. Unpreparedness

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Safety Organizations and Standardization

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the primary governing body for workplace safety in the United States. OSHA is a significant regulatory agency of the United States Department of Labor that has the authority to inspect and examine workplaces and penalize workplaces for policy violations. In addition, the Department of Labor is responsible for ensuring that employers comply with safety and health standards and other labor laws. The Department of Labor can impose fines or other penalties if an employer violates these laws.

What Dredging Employees & Management Can Do for Each Other

  • Front Line Supervision
  • Ability to Correct Unsafe Behavior
  • Ability to Recognize Safe Behavior
  • Ability to Make Safety Personal at all Times
  • Ability to Assign Work Safely

The never-ending pursuit of top-notch dredge safety

  • Safety Leadership Teams and Safety Action Plans
  • Product Launch Meetings
  • Multiple Cause Incident Analysis Remedial Measures Improvements for a Deep Dive into Incidents.
  • Safety Rule Book Written By Employees
  • Onboarding Safety Class run by Employees
  • Life Saving Absolutes for Accountability
  • Not wearing proper PPE
  • Jumping from Vessel to Vessel
  • No Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Getting Under the Load of a Crane
  • Entering Confined Spaces without a Permit
  • Company Qualified to use Particular Equipment

 

 

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Dredging Applications

    DAE Pumps Growler 5000 is ideal for removal of sediment, contaminants, tailing and cleaning to provide for safer navigation, reformation of shorelines and seafloor and other use at:
  • Dams
  • Ports
  • Marinas
  • Rivers
  • Canals
  • Lakes
  • Ponds
  • Oceans
  • Channels