Leadership

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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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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The ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame Inducts Mike Brown

The ADCI recognizes and honors individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime dedication to service within the industry. The Association of Diving Contractors International has posthumously inducted Mike Brown into the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. Mike has left a legacy of passion and diligence in every role he has played – both ...

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A Message from the Executive Director

I urge all companies performing underwater operations to review their policies and operational procedures to ensure that the tasks performed are being conducted at the highest levels of safety available, based on current best industry practice.

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