Accession Number : AD0779300

Title :   Electric Shock Hazards.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,T. C. ; Hamilton,R. W. , Jr

Report Date : 21 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The prime concern of electrical hazards in operational and research diving chambers is the contributing factor to fire hazards. The problem of chamber fire safety and the role of electrical sources of ignition is covered in another section. The other electrical related hazard is that of electrocution. In a dry diving chamber potential electrocution is ever-present during the use of instrumentation and current consuming devices. Sea water and perspiration increase the shock hazard potential, and in a 'wet chamber' the hazard becomes even more significant. Persons in a diving or decompression chamber are generally well grounded, crowded, and confined. In cases of severe electrical shock requiring immediate treatment, rescue is difficult or impossible.

Descriptors :   *Shock, Hazards, Physiological effects, Diving, Chambers, Submarine atmospheres, Safety

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE