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Reference Materials

While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of diving in which you plan to participate.  


CAMEO Chemicals | Find response information for thousands of hazardous materials, including fire and explosion hazards, health hazards, firefighting techniques, cleanup procedures, protective clothing, and chemical properties. | NOAA Office of Response and Restoration | cameochemicals.noaa.govCAMEO: Each chemical data sheet describes the material and its properties, and includes information on fire and explosive hazards, health hazards, firefighting techniques, cleanup procedures, and protective clothing. Build a list of chemicals. For example, substances involved in an incident response (such as a train derailment) or chemicals stored in your community. See what hazards might occur if chemicals in your MyChemicals collection are mixed together.


Document Title Format, Size  
ADC Show 2003 Lecture  - Update on Contaminated Water Diver Training: Steve Barsky (PDF, 2.2 Mb) Download
ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Ops (PDF) Download
ADCI "Dangers of Delta P" ADC TV Video View
Critical Thinking in Selecting a Dry Suit System: Steve Barsky (PDF, 472 Kb) Download
Diving Equipment Authorized for U.S. Military Use (AMU List) (HTML) View
Diving in Contaminated Water, 3rd Edition: Chemical and biological tests of Viking dry suits and accessories (PDF, 1.9Mb) Download
DUI CXO Drysuit Manual (PDF, 1.0 Mb) Download
DUI CXO Material - Chemical Permeation Report Complete (PDF, 728 Kb) Download
DUI Drysuit Decontamination Protocols (PDF, 27.8 Kb) Download
DUI Risk Management for Public Safety Divers Manual (PDF, 3.5 Mb) Download
DUI "The Myth of Vulcanized Rubber Drysuits for Contaminated Water Diving" (PDF, 35 Kb) Download
EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) Contaminated Water Diving SOP (PDF, 1.6 Mb) Download
EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) Dive Team Brochure (PDF, 762 Kb) Download
EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) Diver Decontamination Solutions (PDF, 596 Kb) Download
EPA, Region 10 Viking Dry Suit Decontamination Study (PDF, 1.49 Mb) Download
Every Dive May Be a Polluted Water Dive: Steve Barsky (PDF, 105 Kb) Download
Improving Safety for Divers Working in Port Security - Polluted Water Issues in Harbor Environments: Steve Barsky (PDF, 5 Mb) Download
NFPA 1953 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Contaminated Water Diving - 2016 Edition (PDF or Softbound, Approx. 50 pages) Order
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) (PDF, 6 Mb) Download
US DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (PDF, 2.8 Mb) Download
US Navy Diving Manual (PDF, 20.3 Mb ) Download
US Navy Guidance For Diving in Contaminated Waters (PDF, 279 Kb) Download
Viking Drysuit Users Manual (PDF, 568 Kb) Download
Viking Hazmat Inlet Valve (PDF, 250 Kb) Download
Viking HDS Chemical Tests to EN 14225-2 (PDF, 182 Kb) Download
Viking X2 Exhaust Valve (PDF, 225 Kb) Download
Whites Hazmat Brochure (PDF, 3.93 Mb ) Download

Equipment

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DUI Drysuits | Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving Equipment | DUI drysuits and accessories available online and at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Hollis | Today, divers are demanding specialized product with higher technical features. Answering this request is Hollis; dive gear designed for leading divers. Hollis brings innovation and engineering experience to the dive industry by designing the highest quality and most innovative scuba diving equipment available. Equipment designed to accommodate the beginning sport diver to the exploratory technical diver, using the most cutting edge materials and proven technologies for any condition. Designed and Built with Pride in the USA. |  | Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving Equipment | Haz-Mat Diving Interspiro AGA Divator Full Face Mask | Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving Equipment | Haz-Mat Diving Trelleborg Viking | Product quality and performance have made Trelleborg Protective Products one of the world’s leading producers of protective clothing and products. They develop and manufacture chemical protective suits, dry diving suits (under the Viking drysuits brand name), inflatable shelters and a wide range of industrial products. Safety has always been the most important issue at Trelleborg Protective Products when designing and producing the Viking diving suits. | Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving Equipment | Haz-Mat Diving

Whites Hazmat Drysuits | Using the latest in chemical and abrasion resistant materials as well as advanced construction techniques the Whites HazMat dry suit offers the user 2 layers of both water and chemical protection. All seams are reinforced, stitched, then heat sealed at over 600°c both inside and out making for an extremely durable and “dry” suit. This construction results in a smooth interior and exterior surface which allows for very easy decontamination of most chemicals. | Shop online for Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving Equipment or check out the options at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota


Government and Trade Links
ADC | Association of Diving Contractors International | The Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. was founded in 1968 by a small group of diving companies. Their goal was to create a non-profit organization to cultivate and promote the art and science of commercial diving, establish uniform safe standards for commercial divers, and encourage industry-wide observance of these standards. | Contaminated Water ( Hazmat ) Diving information for commercial divers.   CDC | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves. CHEMTREC | CHEMical TRansportation Emergency Center | CHEMTREC serves as a round-the-clock resource for obtaining immediate emergency response information for accidental chemical releases.  CHEMTREC is linked to the largest network of chemical and hazardous material experts in the world including chemicals and response specialists within the ACC membership, response specialists within the carrier community, public emergency services, and private contractors.  CHEMTREC also provides a cost-effective method for shippers of hazardous materials to comply with U.S. Department of Transportation regulation 49 CFR § 172.604. | Haz-Mat Emergency Reporting Information DOT | US Department of Transportation | The Department of Transportation was established by an act of the United States Congress on October 15, 1966, the Department’s first official day of operation was April 1, 1967. The mission of the Department of Transportation is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
EPA | United States Environmental Protection Agency | The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. NOAA Contaminated Water Diving Reports Page. A wide range of reports and guidelines all pertaining to diving and contaminated water. | http://www.ndc.noaa.gov/rp_cwd.html. NAVSEA's Contaminated Water Diving (CWD) | This page was created following the Contaminated Water Diving Working Group Conference in Crystal City, VA in July 2006. The working group consists of both federal and civilian divers and organizations who all share an interest in the continued safety of commercial, federal and military divers and are therefore trying to identify the risks posed by diving in Contaminated Waters and how such risks may best be mitigated. OSHA | Occupational Safety & Health Administration | OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Recommended Reading

Diving in High-Risk Environments 4th Edition | Steven Barsky | Diving in High-Risk Environments, 4th Edition, is the definitive text on contaminated water diving, as well as dry suits, full-face masks, wireless communications, surface-supplied diving, and potable water diving operations. If you are a commercial, military, search and rescue, or technical diver, this book is essential reading. | Haz-Mat Diving

Diving in High-Risk Environments
4th Edition

Steven Barsky

Dry Suit Diving, Fifth Edition is a major revision of the most popular and comprehensive book on dry suit diving. This book is especially geared toward the person who is considering the purchase of a dry suit and wants to know what dry suit diving is all about. It is a much more extensive book than most other dry suit texts. | Steve Barsky, Dick Long, and Bob Stinton

Dry Suit Diving
Fifth Edition

Steve Barsky, Dick Long, and
Bob Stinton


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