MER Commercial Diving Division
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Safety

Best-in-Class Safety Culture

At Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (MER) safety is more than just a program, it is a part of our culture. Our Health and Safety program is comprised of three main components: policy and procedure, field safety, and employee development. Each of these components plays a critical role in the overall health and safety of MER employees and the success of the MER health and safety program. Quality is the theme as we evolve into a best-in-class safety organization. It is our fundamental belief that our focus on quality supports our goals of safety, client satisfaction, and growth. 

Our Safety Team is actively involved in day-to-day operations within our organization, visiting job sites, mentoring employees, managing our Good-Catch program, and implementing continuous improvement initiatives to help improve the level of service we provide our clients. 

Association of Diving Contractors International

MER Commercial Diving is a General Member of the Association of Diving Contractors, International (ADCI). The ADCI’s goals are to promote safety, education, and communication within the diving industry. In addition to certifying commercial divers, the ADCI publishes the most comprehensive set of safety standards for commercial diving operations, the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations. The ADCI diver certification program and the ADCI Consensus Standards are recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and OSHA.  MER Commercial Diving meets or exceeds all OSHA, USCG, and the ADCI Consensus Standard requirements. We utilize only commercially certified divers (not recreationally trained SCUBA divers) and all required equipment and personnel certifications, training, and testing are kept current including dive physicals, CPR and First Aid, O2 Administration for diving accident training.

Training

In addition to the training our divers receive at an Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) accredited commercial diving school, we have our own in-house training program that fosters their continued knowledge of unique situations they will encounter in the inland diving environment.

In addition to outside training, MER Commercial Diving's extensive in-house training program includes:

  • Rigging
  • First Aid/CPR and O2 Administration
  • Safe Working Procedures
  • Underwater Cutting and Welding Training
  • Contaminated Diving Procedures
  • Underwater Construction Techniques
  • Underwater Coatings Application
  • Inspection Techniques
  • Underwater Video Inspection Methods
  • Documentation of Findings

MER Commercial Diving Procedures, Hazard Identification/Job Safety Analysis, and Safe Work Practices

MER Commercial Diving produces the following submittals/documents to ensure every job proceeds safely:

  • Dive Plan
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Daily Dive Log Forms
  • MER Commercial Diving Safe Practices Manual
  • Local Emergency Plan
  • Pre-Dive Briefing (Tailgate Safety Meeting)
  • Equipment Maintenance Records
  • Diver Certifications, Physicals, etc.