D10 Fire And Explosion Prevention

D-10.1 Major Causes. The major causes of fire and explosion are listed as follows:

• combustibles reached by the arc,

• misuse of compressed gases and cylinders and

It is necessary for the diving supervisor be aware of topside work being conducted in the vicinity of the diving station. Do not allow welding or cutting in an area where there are combustibles. Sparks and slag can fly up to 35 feet.

Keep equipment clean and operable, free of oil and grease and free of metallic particles (in electrical parts) that can cause short circuits.

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