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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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 »
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — State police have recovered the body of a diver who disappeared while looking for some missing construction equipment in a Monmouth County river. Robert Renner was part of a crew that’s constructing a 65-foot fixed span bridge to replace the aging Highlands-Sea Bright Bridge, but was off duty when he entered the… Continue Reading »
By Steve Thompson, The Dallas Morning News The death of a 27-year-old man who drowned while diving for golf balls Wednesday is being investigated as an industrial accident, authorities say. Christopher Logan of Lewisville was hired to retrieve golf balls from the water traps around the Las Colinas Country Club golf course, Irving police say.
KILGORE, TX — Furthering the safety and health of oil and gas industry workers in east Texas, southern Arkansas and northwest Louisiana is the goal of an alliance signed between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Ark La Tex STEPS (Safe Transportation, Exploration and Production Systems) network.
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 »
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 »
Advance notice of proposed rulemaking. CFR Part: “46 CFR Part 197” RIN Number: “RIN 1625-AA21” Citation: “74 FR 414” Document Number: “USCG-1998-3786” Federal Register Page Number: “414”
U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites International Diving Services for safety violations following investigation of worker's drowning in Paris, TexasJanuary 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 »