ERDI News

Leading Causes of Death for Public Safety Divers

Over the past year or so, I have been on a mission to figure out what the health risks are to public safety divers, what is causing injuries, why they are dying, and what ERDI can do to help prevent these accidents from happening.

Things to Remember on Your First Call

No matter what, you will get some butterflies in your stomach and the thrill of a real world mission cannot cloud your need to remain a responsible team member.

Are You Being Scammed?

Once a business becomes a government licensed hydro-test facility, they must follow the regulations or face fines and penalties for errors or mistakes.

A Chaplain’s Task

The volunteer chaplain must realize that his primary role is the care and camaraderie of the team, not recruitment for his local religious organization.

Learn to dive, eLearning

Bridging the Gap from Classroom to Online Training

ELearning has been great – for every industry and educational institution. That is not to say we can’t improve upon it.

Planning a Contaminated Water Dive

Diving in bodies of water known to hold contaminants can be dangerous and problematic. Planning must go into operations of this type and all parties should look for potential hazards and risks to mitigate problems.

How to Search and Recover Under the Ice

The truth about ice diving operations is that they are very similar to standard public safety dives, with the addition of problematic factors.

Not Just a Day at the Beach

No matter what type of diving you’re going to do, plan appropriately – especially in colder environments.

Public Safety Diving and OSHA, Are We Exempt? Final Answer.

There are 91 pages in the OSHA diving directive that address diving standards and we concentrated on one paragraph that is in the Appendix. Is it any wonder we missed something?

PSD Leadership and Training

What happens when the old hats take over? Does this mean that once you become the boss the busy work goes away?