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Safety is important on NAVFAC Environmental (EV)

construction and EV services projects.
NAVFAC needs to ensure EV projects are safe!





This Web page provides information on the safety oversight process for NAVFAC environmental (EV) construction and EV services projects and identifies the roles of the Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) who will be implementing this process.

Safety is a high priority for both the NAVFAC EV Business Line as well as for the overall Command. The safety oversight process presented here supports the NAVFAC Strategic Plan Goal to embed a culture of safety and establishes standard procedures to ensure consistency across all Facilities Engineering Commands (FECs).

In the NAVFAC EV Business Line, the safety oversight process applies mainly to Remedial Action Contract (RAC) work and other similar EV construction and EV services contracts. Some elements of this process may be applicable to Comprehensive Long-term Environmental Action, Navy (CLEAN) work, but the focus of the process is RAC and other EV construction contracts. More than 99% of the projects performed on RAC contracts are considered construction projects, with less than 1% considered EV service projects. Therefore, the focus here is on EV construction projects, although the process can also be applied to EV service projects (e.g., land use controls on some installations.)

The NAVFAC safety oversight process identifies a standard process to ensure consistency across all FECs and provides guidance for RPMs on their roles as part of the mutual coordination required between them and their Facility Engineering and Acquisition Division/Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (FEAD/ROICC) teammates on their EV construction and EV services projects. The oversight process also ensures that the various safety plans are reviewed by designated authorities with proper safety training that the RPMs may not have.



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Safety Oversight Process

The safety oversight process includes two key components:

1.) A standard business process for coordination of EV construction and EV services task orders. This process provides guidance to RPMs on their roles as part of the mutual coordination required between them and their FEAD/ROICC teammates on their EV construction and EV service projects.

2.) A standard contract language. The standard contract provision ensures that safety language is included in each contract. This includes a provision for identification of the Construction Manager (CM) and the points of contact from the FEAD/ROICC.

The safety oversight process was designed to meet three objectives:

Objective 1: Ensure identification of a Government Designated Authority (GDA) to review Accident Prevention Plans (APPs).

Objective 2: Standardize front-end contract language for EV construction and services task orders and ensure work is properly coordinated across appropriate NAVFAC Business Lines.

Objective 3: Ensure work is properly coordinated pre- and post-award with respective FEAD/ROICCs.


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Policy and Guidance

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United Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) Governmental Safety Requirements 013526 (November 2015)


This guide specification covers the requirements for safety and occupational health requirements for the protection of Contractor and Government personnel, property and resources. This guide specification is intended for use in contracts that specify Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.236-13, "Accident Prevention", and/or it's Alternate I, to include contracts for construction, dismantling, renovation and demolition; dredging; environmental restoration (investigation, design, remediation); asbestos abatement or lead hazard control; projects in the continental U.S. and overseas.
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Safety: A Fundamental Expectation, NAVFAC Commander.K.L. Gregory Letter 5100-SerOPS/310 (December 2014)

Reinforces following NAVFAC’s commitment to safety and an adherence to safety standards as a result of recent fatal accidents.

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NAVFAC Template for Planned EV Projects Requiring Construction-Services Oversight (2014)


A NAVFAC spreadsheet-style template for recording planned projects containing fields for the FEC, Project Name, RPM, Project Award Amount, Project Duration, and Planned Award Date.
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safety and health hazards

NAVFAC Safety & Health Handbook P-1300 (December 2012)

This handbook provides specific guidelines and tools for NAVFAC’s Safety and Health Program, as well as hazards common to Public Works and construction.

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Safety Requirements

USACE Safety and Health Requirements Manual EM 385-1-1 (September 2008)


USACE Engineers Manual that prescribes the safety and health requirements for all Corps of Engineers activities and operation. This has been adopted by the Department of the Navy for the same purpose.

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Navy Safety Program

Hazardous Materials

Navy Safety & Occupational Health Program Manual, OPNAVINST 5100.23G Change 1, Section 0503, (July 2011)


Section 0503 Application of Hazard Control Principles requires Navy PMs to establish a hazardous material control and management program that ensures appropriate considerations are given to eliminating and reducing the use of hazardous materials in construction, maintenance, operation, and disposal processes.

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Navy Policy

Occupational Health

NAVFAC Safety and Health Program, NAVFACINST 5100.11J, (January 2000)

Provides policy and outline responsibilities for the implementation of the total Navy Safety and Occupational Health Program.

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General Safety

29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry Standards


This part carries out the directive to the Secretary of Labor under section 6(a) of the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 1593. It contains occupational safety and health standards which have been found to be national consensus standards or established Federal standards.


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Construction Safety

29 CFR Part 1926 OSHA Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

This part sets forth the safety and health standards promulgated by the Secretary of Labor under section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. The standards are published in Subpart C of this part and following subparts

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Topics Title and Description Pages Size (KB)



NAVFAC ER Safety Acronym List (February 2015)

A list of acronyms specific to NAVFAC Environmental safety issues

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Remediation Innovation Technology Seminars (RITS)

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Safety Oversight


NAVFAC Remediation Innovative Technology Seminar (RITS) 2012 Safety Oversight on EV Construction and Service Projects

This RITS seminar covers NAVFAC safety oversight requirements for environmental construction and services projects

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Related Sites

Title and Description

NAVFAC Atlantic Safety Shack

The NAVFAC Atlantic webpage containing safety information for Navy project managers and contractors.

NAVFAC Southwest Safety Page

The NAVFAC Southwest webpage containing safety information for Navy project managers and contractors.


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