Commercial diving demands adequate training and supervision, strict standards, quality equipment, and well-planned emergency response procedures.
There are a wide range of individuals and companies that fall under the category of commercial diving. These employees are exposed to a myriad of occupational hazards. Long periods of time underwater coupled with lack of visibility increase the risk of drowning, hypothermia, respiratory and circulatory problems. In addition, much of commercial diving work involves additional construction or demolition dangers associated with welding, cutting, and operation of heavy equipment.
CDSN reviews current and past issues in order to learn from and prevent future diving accidents.