COVID-19

The Last Word: Tony Alleman, MD, MPH, Medical Director

UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak Tony Alleman, MD, MPH, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center Regional One Health How did you become familiar with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the commercial diving industry? What is your background? I started out in family practice and after a handful of years, moved to occupational medicine. I attended Duke for two years and ...

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A Message From The Executive Director

PHIL NEWSUM I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater. The ADCI is involved in an initiative to address the five differential pressure-related fatalities that have occurred in the inland sector over the past 25 months. At the request of the Department of Labor (OSHA), a task force consisting of the ADCI, OSHA, contractors, the USACE, sonar SMEs, facility operators ...

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Efficiency on a Budget

New collaboration brings together high-speed ROV capability and reduced costs created in response to COVID-19 operational requirements       BY SANDY SMITH When COVID-19 hit, moving personnel and equipment was no easy task. But the important things continued. There were sites to inspect, repairs to conduct and maintenance jobs to perform. These challenging circumstances led to an initial relationship between ...

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The Last Word: Richard Johnston, The Ocean Corp.

UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Richard Johnston of The Ocean Corp. What your responsibilities are at your current job? What about your background? I currently do marketing for The Ocean Corp. as well as serve as an instructor. I also develop and expand programs such as the diver first responder and underwater welding certifications. How have you ...

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The Last Word

Justin Scherf Underwater Services Director, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Justin Scherf of J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. What are your responsibilities at your current job? What about your background? As the Underwater Services Director for J.F. Brennan Company, I am directly involved with a day-to-day operations of an ever-growing commercial diving program. I ...

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COVID-19 Aboard

Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on vessels BY RACHEL BROWN Maha Heang 245789/Shutterstock.com Over the past year, most everyone on the planet has spoken or heard mention of the word “COVID-19” daily. However, many conversations about COVID-19 end in questions instead of clear-cut answers. As the medical community continues to learn more about the causes and effects of the virus, we ...

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Hyperbaric Transport

New Orleans could host the first hyperbaric ambulance concept BY KEITH VAN METER, MD., LSUHSC EMERGENCY MEDICINE SECTION HEAD, NEW ORLEANS The concept of a hyperbaric ambulance (an ambulance that could operate conventionally in transport of patient at one atmosphere to earn its keep in a fleet of regular EMS ambulances but that could switch and select in instances to hyperbaric ...

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A Message from the ADCI President

Bo Ristic Despite the challenges associated with COVID-19 and a flat market in the oil and gas sector, the ADCI has managed to press forward with a whole host of initiatives to support the industry. The association’s Physicians Diving Advisory Committee has worked hard to put together a recommended set of guidelines for the return to diving after contracting COVID-19. ...

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COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SURFACE DIVING OPERATIONS

ADCI along with its partners has developed safe practices for mitigating the spread of the virus during the conduct of commercial diving. COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SURFACE DIVING OPERATIONS also includes an appendix that contains the UC San Diego Study on Evaluation of Divers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please read guidance here.Spanish translation available here.

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