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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manual No. EM-385-1-1
For any work being performed for the federal government by contractors using cranes or derricks on floating platforms or barges, the contractor is required to comply with OSHA rules for all equipment and with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manual No. EM-385-1-1. In particular, Load Handling Equipment (LHE) on the barge must have a “Floating Service Load Chart” prepared by a qualified Naval Architect or Registered Professional Engineer (RPE)* that evaluates compliance of barge mounted crane operation with specific stability criteria defined in Section 16L of the manual. Charleston Marine Consulting has both the experience and hydrostatic stability analysis software required to perform the Naval Architectural Analysis that is defined in the manual.
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(Refer to Section 16L for Floating Cranes)
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