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RIP Joaquín López Cruz, 35 years old. Another death in our business. Nobody can imagine how much he suffered or struggled to survive. And now we sorrow his lost with the ones he left behind. Without doubt, an unmeasurable pain. Every accident is a pr...
Taken from a response to a report on another fatality in the Middle East: The Egyptian diver in Kuwait? The site was the Al Zour dock gates, Kuwait, 14th September, body recovered by the coastguard. Press quote:- "Diver fell off a boat and drowned" (T...
NEWSLETTER 10/14 Membership With some of the feedback received regards the Divers Association, one comment sticks out; The association is viewed as being too “political”. This is not the aim or reason for the association coming into being. The...
6.1 ROOT CAUSES Refer to EDC Investigation Report, Attachment 2. · Failure to recognizing and applying international best practices for the task. · Inadequate contractor qualification process: - Inadequate contractor pre‐qualifications and selection....
IMCA have set up a "You Tube" account so that all of their safety videos applicable to the offshore industry are now available to all besides just members, similar to access to the majority of IMCA's guidance documents.
IMCAs DVDs on Youtube link - http://www.youtube.com/user/IMCAint
OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.
The basic requirements for a diver qualifying to the OGP Oxy-arc underwater cutting Recommended Practice come straight out of The Devon Standard and the Oceans Technology OXY ARC Burning Course. Those are no problem, the problem is: As currently published it over reaches: #1 anyone that wants to qualify burners has to use the OGP Diving Recommended Practice Report No. 411. Fine if you’re a major diving company working the oil patch for one of the OGP Oil Companies. Not good at all for a small Dive Company working the harbors, rivers and lakes. That's still where most of the diving is done.