Equipment Testing.

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dc.contributor.author Bozanic, JE en_US
dc.contributor.author Carver, DM en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-09T04:30:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-09T04:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bozanic, JE; Carver, DM. Equipment Testing. IN: Vann RD, Lang MA, eds. Recreational Diving Fatalities. Proceedings of the Divers Alert Network 2010 April 8-10 Workshop. Durham, N.C.: Divers Alert Network, 2011. ISBN #978-0-615-54812-8. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-615-54812-8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9306
dc.description Copyright © 2011 by Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place Durham, NC 27705. This book is available for download at no cost as a PDF file from the Divers Alert Network website (http://www.DiversAlertNetwork.org/). Opinions and data presented at the Conference and in these Proceedings are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Divers Alert Network. en_US
dc.description.abstract Equipment testing is an important part of dive accident and fatality analysis. Stakeholders in the community have different and occasionally conflicting needs when it comes to such testing. Current practices are poorly standardized, including when testing is conducted, who is responsible for testing and what tests should be performed. This paper briefly examines current practices and proposes suggestions for future direction. Key among these is the need for rapid testing to occur, overseen by impartial investigators. A law-enforcement model is advanced, with all equipment being treated as evidence as opposed to personal property. Challenges inherent with this proposal include training of first responders, timely analysis, education of law enforcement agencies, access to testing resources, development of sufficiently detailed and standardized procedures, and funding to conduct such testing. A sample equipment evaluation procedure form for open-circuit scuba equipment is provided as Appendix E. A second form for the testing of rebreathers is also provided. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship US Naval Sea Systems Command; US Office of Naval Research, Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.subject diving en_US
dc.subject equipment en_US
dc.subject fatality en_US
dc.subject investigation en_US
dc.subject liability en_US
dc.subject legal en_US
dc.subject chain of custody en_US
dc.subject visual examination en_US
dc.subject disassembly en_US
dc.subject standards en_US
dc.subject bias en_US
dc.subject Evidence Preservation en_US
dc.subject training en_US
dc.subject Documentation en_US
dc.title Equipment Testing. en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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