• Part Number:
    1910
  • Part Number Title:
    Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Subpart:
    1910 Subpart T
  • Subpart Title:
    Commercial Diving Operations
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Liveboating.
  • GPO Source:
1910.427(a)
General. Employers engaged in diving operations involving liveboating shall comply with the following requirements.
1910.427(b)
Limits. Diving operations involving liveboating shall not be conducted:
1910.427(b)(1)
With an inwater decompression time of greater than 120 minutes;
1910.427(b)(2)
Using surface-supplied air at depths deeper than 190 fsw, except that dives with bottom times of 30 minutes or less may be conducted to depths of 220 fsw;
1910.427(b)(3)
Using mixed gas at depths greater than 220 fsw;
1910.427(b)(4)
In rough seas which significantly impede diver mobility or work function; or
1910.427(b)(5)
In other than daylight hours.
1910.427(c)
Procedures.
1910.427(c)(1)
The propeller of the vessel shall be stopped before the diver enters or exits the water.
1910.427(c)(2)
A device shall be used which minimizes the possibility of entanglement of the diver's hose in the propeller of the vessel.
1910.427(c)(3)
Two-way voice communication between the designated person-in-charge and the person controlling the vessel shall be available while the diver is in the water.
1910.427(c)(4)
A standby diver shall be available while a diver is in the water.
1910.427(c)(5)
A diver-carried reserve breathing gas supply shall be carried by each diver engaged in liveboating operations.