Leadership

Barbara Treadway, ADCI Membership Director, Retired

UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak to newly retired Barbara Treadway, who has served the association for more than 30 years. Please tell me how you became acquainted with ADCI? What was your initial role and how has that evolved? ADCI was ADC then, for there were no international members. When Ross Saxon became the Executive Director, he needed ...

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A Message From The Executive Director

PHIL NEWSUM When an ADCI contractor or school experiences a fatality, where operational or equipment deficiencies cannot be ruled out as a root cause, the Association will initiate its membership review process. I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater. Since my last message, several developments have taken place. Probably the most notable were the two student fatalities that occurred ...

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David Dodd

The Last Word David Dodd Vice President, Diving Operations, Consor Engineers, LLC, And Chairman Of The Adci-Osha Delta P Task Force UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with David Dodd, Vice President, Diving Operations, CONSOR Engineers, LLC, and chairman of the ADCI-OSHA Delta P Task Force. How did you land in the underwater industry? What has been your most ...

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An Inventor at Heart

At age 80, Phil Nuytten isn’t done developing innovative underwater equipment.   BY NICK FORTUNA If you count the time spent skin diving and spearfishing at age 12, then Phil Nuytten has been around diving for almost 70 years, but his passion for underwater exploration hasn’t waned a bit with the passage of time. Nuytten, 80, is president of North ...

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Mark Klein

The Last Word PROJECT MANAGER, S. T. HUDSON ENGINEERS, INC. AND ADCI-OSHA DELTA P TASK FORCE MEMBER UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak Mark Klein, S. T. Hudson Engineers, Inc. and ADCI-OSHA Delta P Task Force SME for sonar and ROV domain awareness at power-generating facilities. What your responsibilities are at your current job? I am Project Manager as ...

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The Last Word

The Bottom Dwellers Dive Shack is a commercial diving podcast started in 2020 by Armando Gonzalez in cooperation with John Villarreal and Alfredo Gonzalez. Armando and John are both working divers for the Port of Long Beach. Their podcast has an international reach and has featured several industry leaders and diving professionals. John Villarreal (left) and Armando Gonzalez (right), creators ...

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Stemming the Tide of Power-Generating Fatalities in the U.S.

ADCI and OSHA establish a Delta P Task Force     BY PHIL NEWSUM JOSEPH SOHM/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM In August of 2020, the ADCI and OSHA established a Delta P Task Force to address the 5 Delta P-related fatalities at power-generating facilities over a 25-month period. The task force will look at ways to educate facility operators of power-generating facilities that utilize ...

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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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Are You Ready for an Audit?

ADCI Executive Director Phil Newsum offers tips and advice to better prepare for an ADCI audit.   ISTOCK.COM/OLEMEDIA ADCI resumed its Audit Initiative on July 1 for companies and schools that have not previously submitted to the ADCI Audit. All companies and schools that have not gone through an ADCI audit will have until June 2022 to complete the process ...

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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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