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Commercial Diving Safety and Health Topics

April 18, 2015

Commercial diving involves a diverse group of individuals and companies involved in a wide range of activities. These workers are exposed to the same hazards anyone would if they spent extended periods of time underwater, such as drowning, respiratory and circulatory problems, and hypothermia. The number of dives, length of time spent underwater, lack of visibility,… Continue Reading »

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OSHA guidelines for working in dangerous shipyard conditions

March 13, 2015

Shipyards are potentially dangerous places if not inspected and safeguarded properly, and it is crucial that operators promote safety standards that could reduce risks. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructional document from the United States Department of Labor, published in 2011, specifically concerns the way that enclosed or confined spaces in shipyard facilities should be… Continue Reading »

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OSHA, Coast Guard: Injured working SCUBA diver listed in 'serious' condition

March 8, 2009

GLOUCESTER, MA — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is leading an investigation with the U.S. Coast Guard into the circumstances surrounding an accident that injured a Gloucester diver Thursday at Harbor Loop, Coast Guard Lt. David Otani said yesterday. The diver, Ted Barnes, 48, was listed in serious condition last night at Boston’s… Continue Reading »

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Seamar records 2008 year-end TRIR of 0.8

January 30, 2009

  Seamar, the well known provider of subsea construction and fabrication services to the domestic and international oil and gas industry operating in the Gulf of Mexico and some Latin American markets, has announced that the company’s 2008 year-end total recordable incident rate, or TRIR, of 0.8. After posting a fourth quarter TRIR of 0.0, Seamar’s cumulative TRIR… Continue Reading »

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U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites International Diving Services for safety violations following investigation of worker's drowning in Paris, Texas

January 19, 2009

Region 6 News Release: OSHA 08-1656-DAL Nov. 10, 2008 Contact: Diana Petterson Elizabeth Todd Phone: 972-850-4709 972-850-4710  U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA cites International Diving Services for safety violations following investigation of worker’s drowning in Paris, Texas ARLINGTON, Texas — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited International Diving Services… Continue Reading »

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