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Document ID (ISN)34952
CIS number 81-233
Year 1980
Convention or series no. ANSI Z135.1-1980
Title Medical qualifications for diving personnel in commercial and industrial diving operations.
Bibliographic information American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018, USA, 4 Dec. 1978. 11p. Price: US$4.00.
Abstract This standard, which established minimum requirements for medical qualifications for diving personnel in commercial and industrial diving operations, is intended to provide reasonable safety requirements to divers and guidelines for regulatory agencies for the preparation of governmental regulations. Definitions; general requirements for pre-employment medical examinations; qualifications of physicians; frequency of examination and qualification levels; other examinations; absolute, relative and temporary disqualifications (alcoholism, lung function tests, history of decompression sickness, impaired hearing); chamber tests (pressure and oxygen toxicity tests); physical qualification levels (table). A specimen medical examination form is reproduced.
Descriptors (primary) USA; pre-employment medical examinations; diving
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; decompression sickness; standard; respiratory function tests; medical supervision; hearing disorders
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse