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December 20, 2017
Type: Media: Article

In this issue: Maintenance of O2 equipment, hyperbaric chamber support, Alpha flags, SEP safety concerns, SEP fees, Diver Fatigue Workshop report, NDC Classes, next NDCSB meeting, share your photos!

Diving Center instructors operating a hyperbaric chamber
December 20, 2017
Type: Media: Image

From left to right: NOAA Diving Center (NDC) instructors Bill Gordon and Katie Mahaffey operate the 80 inch chamber at NDC while Diving Medical Officer Capt. Joel Dulaigh oversees DMT students practicing skills inside the chamber.

A child looks at a diver inside an aquarium tank
October 31, 2017
Type: Media: Image

A child reacts at the sight of NOAA Diver Lt. Cmdr. Carl Rhodes in one of the fish tanks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Lt. Cmdr. Rhodes is one of several divers currently volunteering at the aquarium to maintain diving proficiency. 

A container on the parking lot of the NOAA facility in Hawaii
December 20, 2017
Type: Media: Image

A view of the hyperbaric chamber which is normally used on NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai, inside its container at the Inouye Regional Center in Hawaii.

A diving medical technician stands next to a hyperbaric chamber
November 29, 2017
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Diver Stephen Matadobra setting up the hyperbaric chamber, which is normally used aboard NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai, at the Inouye Regional Center.

workshop attendees sit in a circle
November 7, 2017
Type: Media: Image

DMO Capt. Joel Dulaigh (left of easel) and NOAA Safety Officer Joe Duran (right of easel) lead a breakout session at the Diver Fatigue Workshop in Hawaii (November 7 & 8, 2017).

parts of an oxygen first stage regulator
December 19, 2017
Type: Media: Article

Guidance on how to maintain demand valves and oxygen 1st stages in the NOAA oxygen kits. 

December 15, 2017
Type: Media: Document

Maintenance policy for demand valves and oxygen first stages used by NOAA diving units.

November 8, 2017
Type: Media: Article

Submitted by D. Donahue

Attending: Donahue, Donaldson, Guberski, Hoggard, VerPlanck, McCormick, Loy, Humphrey, Ivey

Absent: Duran, Yoshinaga

1. Minutes from the 10/11 meeting were accepted as written.

July 10, 2017
Type: Media: Document

This memo provides guidance on the proper display of warning signals, specifically the red and white diver down flag and the international code flag Alpha.

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