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Association News

08 Oct 2014 11:07 AM | The Divers Association in Front Page Articles

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 a...

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Changing Our Commercial Diving Culture

01 Mar 2013 06:28 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

Me & My Hat

Every Diver & Supervisor needs to understand that there is serious change happening through out Commercial Diving, world wide. To be a part of it you need to change one bad habit!

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13 Jul 2014 03:21 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

Me & My Hat

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IMCA Safety DVDs on Youtube

24 Sep 2014 09:13 PM | Derek Moore in Front Page Articles

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

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CDC Diver Fatality Investagation Report

21 Sep 2014 06:21 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles


Refer to EDC Investigation Report, Attachment 2.
· Failure to recognizing and applying international best practices for the task.

· Inadequate contractor qualification process:
- Inadequate contractor prequalifications and selection.
- No contractor assessment was conducted to diving company.

· Lack of procedure:
- No specific procedure was set for the UWILD task.

· Lack of work planning:
- No Project Plan was available for the job.
- Inadequate diving plan.

· Lack of risk assessment:
- Available risk assessment was very generic and was neither implemented norreviewed.
- Improper/documented tool box talk.

· Lack of competence:
- Mostof divers (11 out of 14) performing their first commercial diving operation.
- No approved divers list.

· Inadequate emergency planning:
- Inadequate rescue plan provided by subcontractor (diving company).
- No rescue plan by EDC.

· Inadequate maintenance and inspection:
- No maintenance records for diving equipment.
- Lack of equipment inspection as the rig did not perform third party inspectionforthe diving equipment prior to the diving operation commencement.

· Defective equipment used:
- Diving equipment condition was very poor (Rusty Compressors, SCUBA sets without harness).
- Theaircompressor set up was very close to the rig engine exhausts.

· Lack of competent supervision and rig management leadership:
- Unsafe operations on going neither identified nor task stopped.

· Inadequate health management of contractors:
- No verification of divers’ Fitness to Work.

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OSHA announces new requirements for reporting s...

15 Sep 2014 07:41 PM | Carlos Zarate in Front Page Articles

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.

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Why No Training To The OGP Burning Standard?

13 Sep 2014 09:58 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

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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.

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Accident Investigation

04 Aug 2014 12:36 PM | Tom Wingen in Front Page Articles

Tom Wigen

Kyra Richter has been doing a great job, pressing hard on the concept of “Safety Culture”, here and other venues and I think Hal Lomax has explained it well:

"The word "culture" is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "beliefs, habits, and customs unique to a given social group or society". Think about that definition for a minute. In order to have a true "Safety Culture", we have got to get way beyond the certifications, guidelines, regulations, and slick videos. We have got to get every member of the crew on every job involved in doing the job safely. This means turning the daily toolbox meeting into an interactive discussion (involving the crew, and not a boring speech) that is RELEVANT to the job we perform, and not something cranked out by the HSE Manager on the beach. It means getting everyone who is doing the job involved in preparing the JSA. It means really taking safety seriously all of the time, no matter if you are the diver, the supervisor, the technician, or the life support dude."

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Revisions to ADCI Supervisor Exam

05 Sep 2014 07:27 PM | Carlos Zarate in Front Page Articles

The ADCI Supervisor Exam has been revised to reflect the new ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (ed. 6.1).

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