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Diving (Commercial Diving)

Man in diving suit taking off equipment with man in hard hat and life jacket helping. Caption: Proper care, storage, training and usage of equipment can save your life.Commercial diving is an extremely specialized profession and with that comes a unique set of activities and occupational hazards.

In addition to risk for drowning, respiratory and circulatory problems, and hypothermia, commercial divers are often exposed to construction or demolition type hazards such as cutting, welding, material handling, cleaning, the use of explosives, operation of heavy equipment, and general work with power tools. The working depth and pressure, the number of dives, length of time spent underwater, lack of visibility, and the strenuous nature of the task increase divers’ risks for injury and death.

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