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Main Title Interim protocol for diving operations in contaminated water /
Author Traver, Richard P. ; Traver, R. P.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/130; PB86-128022
Stock Number PB86-128022
OCLC Number 36532259
Subjects Diving suits. ; Deep diving--Safety measures. ; Water--Pollution--United States.
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Manuals ; Hazardous materials ; Diving ; Divers ; Assessments ; Diving suits ; Performance evaluation ; Safety ; Protective clothing ; Environmental health
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-2-85-130 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/21/2011
NTIS  PB86-128022 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
The purpose of the research program and resulting manual have been to improve and update EPA's safety capability which involve underwater hazardous chemical cleanup responses. The manual includes the assessment, testing, evaluation, and demonstration of commercial underwater protective suits, clothing, support equipment, and breathing apparatus in water contaminated with hazardous substances that may be injurious to a diver's health. The manual also identifies specific types of 'in-water' hazards, their location and effects upon divers, their equipment and considerations for protection surface support personnel. The major participates and beneficiaries of the program sponsored by the EPA and NOAA are the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, Association of Diving Contractors, and the many local underwater search and recovery units. The helmets which were successfully evaluated for chemical exclusion were the Draeger Helmet System, the Desco 'Pot' Diving Hat, Diving Systems International Superlite-17B Helmet, Morse Engineering MK-12 Navy Deep Water Helmet System, and Safety Sea Systems SS-20 Helmax Helmet. Seven different suit configurations were evaluated along with the above stated helmets. One diving dress was from Draeger with the remaining six supplied by Viking Diving Systems.
Cover title. "November 1985." "EPA/600/2-85/130." Photocopy.