Safety

Diving into Health and Safety

Industry-wide collaboration is advancing health and safety in commercial diving, as ADCI Executive Director Phil Newsum explains to Adjacent Oil & Gas IQONCEPT/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Commercial diving has historically been a hazardous area of the oil and gas industry, but with the appropriate medical checks, a collaborative approach to operational management and robust auditing processes in place, the inevitable risks can be ...

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Wave of the Future

Diver Augmented Vision Display helps divers better plan and conduct diving operations By Sheryl Jackson ALL PHOTOS COURTESY CODA OCTOPUS Sometimes a technology product that doesn’t pan out for an initial use inspires other uses for the technology. Take Google Glass as an example. The initial version of Google Glass was shipped to selected developers in 2013, and then the product ...

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A Message from the Executive Director

Phil Newsum I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater Magazine. Since my last message, a number of major developments have taken place. The ADCI Board of Directors will meet to ratify the newest revision to the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6.4). As previously mentioned, revisions to the Consensus Standards will be done on a periodic and sectional ...

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How to Save Money on Equipment Maintenance

Dive equipment is expensive, and can remain costly to repair. These simple, routine tips can help save money in the long run, as long as consistent maintenance is performed. BY OCEAN EYE’S CHRIS GABEL Helmets One of the issues with helmets is dirt and mold buildup on the inside. We’ve spoken with divers and found that many were getting sick and ...

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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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Contaminated Water Diving Exercise

CONDIVEX provides helpful program for diving in contaminated waters BY LT REECE COMER, NAVFAC EXWC DIVE LOCKER Say the words “contaminated water,” and images of major worldwide disasters like the emergency response after Hurricane Katrina or the sinking of the Exxon Valdez come to mind. Although diving in these heavily contaminated areas is not necessarily an everyday occurrence, some degree of contamination and/or ...

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Drugs and Diving

BY TONY ALLEMAN, MD MPH The use of illicit drugs and even prescribed medication may have effects on the diver in a variety of ways. This article will cover many of the prescription medications and illicit drugs that may affect the commercial diver. Medications That Potentiate Oxygen Toxicity Narcotic analgesics, including fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, tramadol, meperidine, pentazocine, and propoxypheneDisplay footnote number:1,2,14 have the ...

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Whips and Avoiding Fits

This month, I thought that we would cover something that gets installed, and let’s face it, gets pretty ignored after that. Those little rubber hoses of joy, the bailout whips.

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Stay Up-to-date: ADCI Advisory Notices on COVID-19

March 24: This advisory notice is provided to stress the importance of stakeholders vetting secondhand information on guidance for the sanitization of commercial diving life support equipment.Recently, a diving contractor contacted the ADCI to verify an alleged guidance that OSHA/ADCI had issued, recommending the utilization of a diluted bleach mixture for post-dive cleaning of dive helmets. This is completely inaccurate, ...

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Steel Bridge Piling Repairs Using Underwater GFRP—A Case Study

Opened in 1985, the Carajás Railroad ranks as Brazil’s most efficient railway thanks to constant technology investments made by railway management. This 892-kilometer railway links the world’s largest open-air iron ore mine in Carajás to the Port of Ponta da Madeira, in São Luís (MA), Brazil transports 120 million tons of cargo and 350 thousand passengers per year.

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