Procedures Manual for Compressed Air Diving (Scuba Mode)

Report No: 81-R27

Published in 1980

About the report:

The Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation conducts underwater inspection, maintenance, and salvage activities as part of its routine operations. These activities are carried out by divers from the private sector working on a contract basis and Department employees trained in the use of SCUBA. This manual expresses the Department's attitudes and expectations concerning the use of SCUBA by Department personnel, with emphasis on concern for the employees' safety and the avoidance of exposure to dangerous or hazardous conditions. The manual serves as a reference for divers and supervisors and as a training reference for divers new to the Department's operations.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

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Daniel D. McGeehan

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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