IMCA has published two new Guidance documents: the first provides information and guidance on the provision, acceptance and handling of breathing gases for diving, the second on protecting divers during underwater excavations. Additionally, IMCA Contractor Members are invited to submit Safety Statistics for 2022.
Two safety events reported from IMCA include the tragic death of a dive instructor caused by incorrect valve threads on a diving cylinder, and a near miss incident where a diver’s umbilical became trapped. We also share an update from Safe Work Australia on managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace.
IMCA Safety Flashes
- IMCA SF 03/23: Diving Instructor killed – incorrect valve threads
- IMCA SF 02/23: Umbilical management – near miss
Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work
Workplace safety includes the mental health of all staff, and as awareness of the importance of mental health in workplace safety grows, Safe Work Australia has released the Model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work. The risk and impact of psychosocial harm in the workplace is an aspect of workplace safety which is becoming better recognised in remote and high risk workplaces such as offshore facilities.
Find out more about your rights and responsibilities in managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace and access the Model Code of Practice on the Safe Work Australia website