Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
28010 Blocker And Bracer
Secures cargo in or aboard cargo carriers such as trucks, vans, trailers, railroad cars, sea vans, barges and ships to prevent damage during its transportation. Determines appropriate lumber size and kind and prepares the lumber required for braces, chocks, blocks, beams, planking, cribbing, skids, cradles, saddles, etc., using hand and power tools. Nails, spikes, bolts, or fastens with wood screws or lag screws supporting and bracing fixtures to secure cargo items. Constructs weatherproof shelters over some types of deck loads. Guys, lashes and binds heavy equipment to pad eyes, rings, eyelets, hooks, stanchions, cleats, or other supporting fixtures using chains, ropes, cable, wires or metal straps. Constructs temporary trestles, decking, bulkheads, cribbing and sheathing, and cuts dunnage to support, stiffen, or separate bulky or heavy cargo.