• Construction Support: On-site and on-call UXO Construction Support Services
  • Dredging Support: Provided 24-7 support to beach replenishment / dredging projects – screening sand/ sediment, inspecting screens, and sorting debris for munitions related items
  • Downhole Avoidance: Anomaly avoidance for drilling projects where UXO are suspected
  • Range Assessment: Camp Shelby, MS – OHI provided UXO avoidance support for a range assessment
  • Archeological Studies: UXO escort / avoidance support in support of archeological studies on former and active ranges containing UXO and other hazards
  • Environmental Studies: UXO escort / avoidance support in support of soil sampling, biological studies, T&E evaluations, and assessments

Download the fact sheet on OHI’s Service Offerings for: UXO Construction & Dredging Support

OHI works with your team to provide customized UXO support to ensure your project is conducted safely. Our UXO technicians are trained to identify explosives safety hazards and implementing measures to avoid hazards.

OHI offers both on-site as well as on-call UXO Construction support services for a wide arrange of construction activities from earth moving, foundation installation, utility / pipe installation, and dredging / beach replenishment projects.

Our UXO technicians are well experienced often exceeding the qualifications  defined in Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) Technical Paper 18 (TP-18)- .

All UXO staff also meet OSHA hazardous waste operator standards and follow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) including Engineer Pamphlet 75-1-2, Munitions and Explosives of Concern Support During Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste and Construction Activities and EM 385-1-97,  Explosives – Safety and Health Requirements Manual.

OHI develops work and safety plans for all UXO Construction support projects and is sensitive to demanding construction schedules and activities. UXO disposal and MPPEH (range / munitions debris) processing is also available for UXO Construction Support projects as needed.


Fort Meade, MD – BRAC Parcel – UXO Escort Biological Study

Fort Meade was used heavily for training during WWI and WWII and is still an active US Army installation. The 8,000 acre North Tract of Patuxent Research Refuge, transferred to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 1991 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, contains UXO from prior range activities.

USFWS biologists and scientists conducted an environmental assessment on a former 600 yard shooting range including soil sampling. OHI Technicians provided UXO escort support for anomaly avoidance in accordance with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) policy and guidance including Engineer Pamphlet (EP) 75-1-2, “Munitions and Explosives of Concern Support During Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste and Construction Activities”.