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Document ID (ISN)76352
CIS number 01-444
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gold D., Aiyarak S., Wongcharoenyong S., Geater A., Juengprasert W., Gerth W.A.
Title The indigenous fisherman divers of Thailand: Diving practices
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.6, No.1, p.89-112. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract Diving practices of a group of 342 indigenous fisherman in Thailand were investigated by using a questionnaire and by field observation. Divers have diving patterns that put them at substantial risk of decompression illness. They breathe air from a primitive compressor through approximately 100m of air hose and have long bottom times coupled with short intervals. 46.2% of the divers indicated they would not make a stop during ascent from a long deep dive (40m for 30min). 72.1% exceeded the no-decompression limits set by the US Navy Standard Air Decompression Table.
Descriptors (primary) Thailand; fishing; deep diving; decompression sickness
Descriptors (secondary) decompression tables; unsafe practices; underwater breathing apparatus; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland; Thailand; USA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Hyperbaric pressure