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RIP Joaquín López Cruz, 35 years old

23 Oct 2014 02:32 PM | Carlos Zarate in Front Page Articles

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...

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Mind Boggling Apathy!

22 Oct 2014 03:29 PM | Tim in Front Page Articles

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...

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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...

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CDC Diver Fatality Investagation Report

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

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....

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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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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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