Active work areas shall be kept free of equipment and materials not in use, and clear of debris,
projecting nails, strapping and other sharp objects not necessary for the work in progress.
Hatch beams, covers and pontoons placed in terminal working areas shall be stowed in stable piles with
beams secured against tipping of falling. Alternatively, beams may be laid on their sides. When beams and pontoons are stowed in tiers more than one
high, dunnage or other suitable material shall be used under and between tiers.
Cargo and material shall not obstruct access to vessels, cranes, vehicles or buildings. Means of
access and egress within the buildings shall be similarly unobstructed.
Dunnage, lumber, or shoring material in which there are visibly protruding nails shall be removed from the immediate work area or if left in the area, the nails shall be rendered harmless.
[62 FR 40141, July 25, 1997]