- Part Number:1910
- Part Number Title:Occupational Safety and Health Standards
- Subpart:1910 Subpart T
- Subpart Title:Commercial Diving Operations
- Standard Number:
- Title:Pre-dive procedures.
- GPO Source:
General. The employer shall comply with the following requirements prior to each diving operation, unless otherwise specified.
Emergency aid. A list shall be kept at the dive location of the telephone or call numbers of the following:
First aid supplies.
Planning and assessment. Planning of a diving operation shall include an assessment of the safety and health aspects of the following:
Hazardous activities. To minimize hazards to the dive team, diving operations shall be coordinated with other activities in the vicinity which are likely to interfere with the diving operation.
Equipment inspection. The breathing gas supply system including reserve breathing gas supplies, masks, helmets, thermal protection, and bell handling mechanism (when appropriate) shall be inspected prior to each dive.
Warning signal. When diving from surfaces other than vessels in areas capable of supporting marine traffic, a rigid replica of the international code flag "A" at least one meter in height shall be displayed at the dive location in a manner which allows all-round visibility, and shall be illuminated during night diving operations.
[42 FR 37668, July 22, 1977, as amended at 47 FR 14706, Apr. 6, 1982; 54 FR 24334, June 7. 1989; 61 FR 5507, Feb. 13, 1996]