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What Is Your Employers Responsibility? Training and Equipment Safety for Commercial Divers Diver safety and equipment safety must be a top priority for companies that employ commercial divers to prevent commercial diving accidents from occurring. Unfortunately, divers often receive different…
What Is Your Employers Responsibility?
Training and Equipment Safety for Commercial Divers
Diver safety and equipment safety must be a top priority for companies that employ commercial divers to prevent commercial diving accidents from occurring. Unfortunately, divers often receive different levels of safety training based on their employers and the type of work.
Training requirements can vary depending on the job role. For specialty divers, it can be strenuous and thorough, yet be minimal to non-existent for jobs such as salvage divers, hull scrubbers, and seafood divers.
OSHA Regulations for Commercial Divers
There are OSHA regulations on driver training, qualifications, and safety, yet some companies do not follow OSHA regulations. This can lead to commercial divers who are injured or even killed.
When unqualified divers are allowed to dive without the proper certification and training, accidents happen. Often companies will try to cut corners to increase the size of their diving crews by hiring improperly qualified divers. That creates an unsafe work environment for the other divers on their crew and puts everyone at risk.
Diving companies have a responsibility to their employees when it comes to safety and equipment. Employers are responsible for thoroughly training their employees to use the diving equipment required for their work duties. They are also responsible for the maintenance and care of diving equipment used by their employees. Lack of proper safety training and failure to maintain equipment in a commercial diving job can be disastrous.
Record Keeping For Commercial Divers
Also, diving companies must maintain detailed records of the maintenance and testing performed on all of the equipment. Commercial divers should be aware of the way their employer maintains its equipment, and of the level of training, they receive from employers. Commercial diving is a dangerous occupation, but proper safety training and proper equipment maintenance can prevent many diving accidents.
Commercial Diving Equipment Manufacturers
Equipment Manufacturers may be held responsible for diving accidents, as well as commercial diving employers. Some diving accidents can happen due to the manufacturer’s negligence in manufacturing or producing diving equipment. That is where the expertise of Cueria Law Firm, LLC can help you determine what your rights are and the compensation that you may be entitled to.
The attorneys at Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., are qualified to help if you have been injured in a commercial diving accident. We can investigate your accident and determine who is at fault. It is your employer’s responsibility to follow diving regulations and maintain a safe work environment for commercial divers and it is the manufacturer’s duty to make sure the diving equipment it manufactures is safe and free of defect when it is placed into the stream of commerce. If you believe you have a claim for compensation please give us a call at 504-684-5463.
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