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Title:

A European Code of Good Practice for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Publisher:

European Science Foundation, Mannheim, Germany (2004)

Description:

This document represents a code of good practice for HBO therapy, based on expert experience drawn from European professionals, and provides a complete reference document containing guidelines, regulations and standards. It relies on existing European Norms for manufacturing and technical aspects, and supplements this with safety issues, facility organization, education and procedures.(approx.. 75 pages) ISSN 1605-9204


Title:


Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations

Publisher:

The Association of Diving Contractors, Houston, TX (2004)

Description:

Prepared by the Association of Diving Contractors International, these are the official consensus standards for commercial diving operations. All known sources of information from governmental agencies and regulations, industrial codes, and scientific data from university, government, and industry have been incorporated. (approx.. 250 pages)


Title:


ECHM Educational and Training Standards for the Staff of Hyperbaric Medical Centers

Publisher:

European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine, Lille, France (1997)

Description:

Prepared by the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine, this document contains job functions and necessary training for various positions in an hyperbaric facility.(approx.. 18 pages)


Title:


ECHM Recommendations for Safety in Multiplace Medical Hyperbaric Chambers

Publisher:

European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine, Lille, France (1998)

Description:

Prepared by the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine, this document comprises a series of safety guidelines for the responsible person in an hyperbaric facility.(approx.. 9 pages)


Title:


Fire and Life Safety in Health Care Facilities

Author(s):

MJ Fischer, TW Gardner, BR Klein, JK Lathrop

Publisher:

National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA (2006)

Description:

This textbook is a product of the National Fire Protection Association. It was written for engineers, designers, administrators, safety officers and other health care professionals. Its intent is to provide a comprehensive understanding of various codes, standards, and guidelines related to achieving fire and life safety in health care facilities as well as knowledge of how to design and run these facilities accordingly. (approx.. 700 pages)


Title:


Guide to Electrical Safety Standards for Hyperbaric Treatment Centres

Publisher:

British Hyperbaric Association, Aberdeen, UK (1996)

Description:

The document provides basic information on the effects of electricity on the human body, describes basic safety concepts, indicates existing applicable electrical standards, outlines the particular electrical hazards that apply to the hyperbaric environment, and offers guidance on the choice and use of equipment and possible modification. ISBN 0-952-7623-0-7


Title:


Guide to Fire Safety Standards for Hyperbaric Treatment Centres

Publisher:

British Hyperbaric Association, Aberdeen, UK (1996)

Description:

This document provides guidance on how to assess fire risks and then to determine and provide suitable precautions. The chief focus is fire prevention and containment. ISBN 0-952-7623-1-5


Title:


Guidelines for Clinical Multiplace Hyperbaric Facilities

Publisher:

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Dunkirk, MD (1994)

Description:

This document is a product of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Safety Committee. The purpose is to provide operators of clinical multiplace hyperbaric systems basic guidelines by which to operate such facilities. (approx.. 40 pages)


Title:


Handbook of Acrylics for Submersibles, Hyperbaric Chambers, and Aquaria

Author(s):

JD Stachiw

Publisher:

Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, AZ (2003)

Description:

This textbook summarizes the theories, test data, and work experience accumulated over the years in the design, fabrication and operation of acrylic plastic viewports in submersibles, hyperbaric chambers, and aquaria. This fully illustrated, 1,080 page book solves current practical engineering problems in the design of the pressure resistant acrylic plastic viewports in the entire pressure range from full vacuum to 20,000 psi. (approx.. 1060 pages)


Title:


Health and Safety for Therapeutic Hyperbaric Facilities: A Code of Practice

Publisher:

British Hyperbaric Association, Norwich, UK (2000)

Description:

The document provides good standards and practices for compliance with the UK Health and Safety Legislation. It is primarily concerned with the safety of working personnel and others who may be affected by the operation of a hyperbaric facility. ISBN 0-952-7623-2-3


Title:


Health Care Facilities Handbook

NFPA 99

Publisher:

National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA (2012)

Description:

This handbook is a product of the National Fire Protection Association. It contains the full text of the NFPA 99 standard, insightful commentary, FAQs, plus hundreds of illustrations and photos. It is useful for installers of hospital equipment, safety engineers, facilities managers and directors, architects, engineers, design firms, AHJs, inspectors, and enforcers. (approx.. 650 pages)


Title:


Hyperbaric Facilities, Occupational Health and Safety(CSA Z275.1-05)

Publisher:

Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, Canada (2005)

Description:

This Standard establishes the minimum requirements for the design, construction, maintenance, and testing of hyperbaric chambers for the purpose of applying the appropriate registered CSA Mark. ISSN 0317-5669


Title:


Hyperbaric Facility Safety: A Practical Guide

Author(s):

WT Workman (ed)

Publisher:

Best Publishing Co, Flagstaff, AZ (1999)

Description:

This textbook was written with the objective of creating a comprehensive source to assist established hyperbaric programs, serve as a safety primer for those developing programs, and help cultivate the mindset vital to maintaining a safe environment for staff and patients. (approx.. 750 pages)


Title:


Hyperbaric Oxygen: Wound Healing, Safety, Cost Effectiveness

Author(s):

DJ Bakker, JC LePéchon, A Marroni (eds)

Publisher:

Best Publishing Co, Flagstaff, AZ (1998)

Description:

This document is a product of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine as a result of the 1st European Workshop on Hyperbaric Medicine. It contains explanations of the use of hyperbaric oxygen in complicated wound healing, the importance of safety in the hyperbaric environment, and a careful evaluation of the cost-effectiveness involved in the application of hyperbaric therapy. (approx.. 200 pages)


Title:


Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems

NFPA 25

Publisher:

National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA (2011)

Description:

This National Fire Protection Association standard provides contractors, building owners, fire marshals, and others with a comprehensive program to ensure that all water-based extinguishing system components are in peak operating condition. (approx.. 120 pages)


Title:


International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Publisher:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY (2010)

Description:

This code is a product of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It establishes rules of safety governing the design, fabrication, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels, and nuclear power plant components during construction.


Title:


Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber Safety Guidelines

Author(s):

L Weaver, M Strauss (eds)

Publisher:

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Dunkirk, MD (1997)

Description:

This document is a product of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Safety Committee. The purpose is to provide basic information regarding safety and set-up of the monoplace hyperbaric chamber facility, and patient management. (approx.. 60 pages)


Title:


Nitrox Manual

Author(s):

D Rutkowski

Publisher:

Hyperbaric International, Inc., Key Largo, Florida

Description:

A simplified, conservative instructor/student guide for the use and handling of nitrogen-oxygen mixtures as divers' breathing gas. Includes discussions about what Nitrox is and who should use it, the physics, physiology and pathophysiology of Nitrox, safety precautions for commercial and sport divers, operations, training for mixers/users, decompression tables, and quizzes. (approx.. 140 pages)


Title:


NOAA Diving Manual

Author(s):

J Joiner (ed)

Publisher:

Best Publishing Co, Flagstaff, AZ (5th Ed)

Description:

This document is a product of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It contains basic through advanced applied diving technologies and is written in a non-technical style so it will be informative to all who are interested in safe diving. (approx.. 670 pages)


Title:


Patient Safety: Prevention and Treatment of Complications in Hyperbaric Medicine

Author(s):

P Mueller, C Pirone, P Barach (eds)

Publisher:

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Dunkirk, MD (2002)

Description:

This document is a product of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society as a result of the 52nd Workshop of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. (approx.. 200 pages)


Title:


Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy: Accessible Pressure Vessels for Hyperbaric Therapy, Safety Requirements and Testing (DIN 13256 Part 2)

Publisher:

DIN, Beuth Verlag GmbH, Berlin (2000)

Title:

Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy: Fire Extinguishing Systems in Pressure Vessels, Safety Requirements and Testing (DIN 13256 Part 3)

Publisher:

DIN, Beuth Verlag GmbH, Berlin (2001)


Title:


Pressure vessels for human occupancy – Part 3: Fire extinguishing systems in pressure vessels, safety requirement and testing (DIN 13256 Part 3)

Publisher:

DIN, Beuth Verlag GmbH, Berlin (2001)


Title:


Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (PVHO). Multiplace Pressure Chamber Systems for Hyperbaric Therapy. Performance, Safety Requirements and Testing. EN 14931:2006

Publisher:

CEN European Committee for Standardization, Brussels

Description:

The standard is applicable to the performance and safety requirements, and their associated test methods, for multiplace pressure chambers designed for usein medical installations.


Title:


Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy, Part 1: Hyperbaric Chambers (therapeutic)(SABS 0377-1)

Publisher:

South Africa Bureau of Standards, Pretoria (2002)

Description:

This document provides guidance on the safe application, maintenance and operation of hyperbaric chambers for therapeutic use.


Title:


Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment, and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

NFPA 53

Publisher:

National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA (1999)

Description:

This information document from the National Fire Protection Association covers materials, system designs, and fire controls associated with OEAs (Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres). This guide documents actual reports of fire experience in OEAs. (approx.. 60 pages)


Title:


Recommended Practice on Static Electricity

NFPA 77

Publisher:

National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA (2007)

Description:

This information document from the National Fire Protection Association provides a basic understanding of the phenomena of static electric discharges and how they can serve as ignition sources. Basic information on bonding and grounding is also included. (approx.. 60 pages)


Title:


Risk Assessment Guide for Recompression Facilities

Author(s):

F Burman

Publisher:

International ATMO, Inc. San Antonio, TX(2011)

Description:

This guide provides a means of assessing whether a recompression facility complies with the minimum technical safety requirements for the treatment of injured scuba divers. (approx.. 70 pages)


Title:


Risk Assessment Guide for the Installation and Operation of Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities

Author(s):

F Burman

Publisher:

International ATMO, Inc., San Antonio, TX (2010)

Description:

This guidebook provides healthcare professionals with a user-friendly tool for assessing risk associated with installing and operating a clinical hyperbaric facility. For convenience to the reader, separate Risk Assessment Guides are provided for monoplace and multiplace facilities. (approx.. 150 pages)


Title:


Safe Use of Oxygen and Oxygen Systems: Guidelines for Oxygen System Design, Materials Selection, Operations, Storage, and Transportation

Author(s):

H Beeson, W Stewart, S Woods

Publisher:

American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA (2000)

Description:

This comprehensive manual is a product of the American Society for Testing and Materials. It provides a practical set of guidelines on how to safely store, handle, and use oxygen. It contains chapters that cover hazards, materials compatibility, design concepts, and cleaning for oxygen service. (approx.. 100 pages)


Title:


Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy

ANSI/ASME PVHO-1

Publisher:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY (2012)

Description:

This Standard is a product of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It provides requirements for the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, marking, and stamping of pressure vessels for human occupancy (PVHOs) chambers. This Standard also provides requirements for the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, cleaning, and certification of piping systems for PVHOs. (approx.. 140 pages)


Title:


Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy: In-service Guidelines for PVHO Acrylic Windows

ANSI/ASME PVHO-2

Publisher:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY (2003)

Description:

This Standard is a product of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It provides technical criteria and guidelines for the in-service inspection, care, repair or replacement, testing, and recertification of PVHO acrylic windows in Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy. It also provides technical criteria for the user to establish the serviceability of a PVHO acrylic window under its specific environmental service conditions. Judicious use of this Standard will allow the user and/or the jurisdictional authority to determine when a PVHO acrylic window requires replacement. (approx.. 40 pages)


Title:


Safety Supervision of Multiseat Hyperbaric Chambers in a Clinic Environment(ISPESL/C.I. Document)

Publisher:

ISPESL, Rome (1999)

Description:

This document provides safety measures to aid in the prevention of injuries which might occur during the operation ofmultiseat hyperbaric chambers used for medical treatments in a clinical environment.


Title:


The Technical Guide to Gas Blending

Author(s):

N Raftis

Publisher:

Best Publishing Co, Flagstaff, AZ

Description:

Organized in a simple but thorough format, this book enables the mixed gas diver to understand safety and mechanical issues. This book is a "how to” for gas blenders. (approx.. 160 pages)


Title:


UHMS Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facility Operations

Author(s):

WT Workman (ed)

Publisher:

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Dunkirk, MD (2004)

Description:

This guideline is a product of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (formerly titled "Operations Committee Report"). The subject matter includes staffing, training and job descriptions for a clinical hyperbaric facility. Also included are infection control and quality assurance. (approx.. 30 pages)


Title:


US Navy Diving and Manned Hyperbaric Safety Certification Manual

Publisher:

Naval Sea Systems Command, Arlington, VA

Description:

This manual is a product of the United States Navy. The goal is to make the system certification process clear-cut and easier to understand for diving system designers, acquisition managers, operators, and maintainers.


Title:


US Navy Diving Manual

Publisher:

Naval Sea Systems Command, Arlington, VA (2008)

Description:

This manual is a product of the United States Navy. It is a comprehensive set of procedures covering all aspects of military diving operations. It is divided into five volumes: Diving Principles and Policies, Air Diving Operations, Mixed-Gas Surface-Supplied Diving Operations, Closed-Circuit and Semi Closed-Circuit Diving Operations, and Diving Medicine and Recompression Chamber Operations.


Title:


Work in Compressed Air and Hyperbaric Facilities: Part 2: Hyperbaric Oxygen Facilities(AS 4774.2-2002)

Publisher:

Standards Australia, Sydney, Australia (2002)

Description:

The objective of this Standard is to provide designers, manufacturers, operators and maintainers of hyperbaric oxygen facilities with requirements and recommendations to ensure the safe exposure of all persons involved in the operation of a hyperbaric facility.


Title:


Handbook on Hyperbaric Medicine

Author(s):

D. Mathieu (ed)

Publisher:

Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2006

Description:

A comprehensive and collaborative effort by the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine which includes chapters on practices and safety in hyperbaric Medicine (approx. 812 pages).


Title:


Life Support Systems Design: Diving and Hyperbaric Applications

Author(s):

M.L. Nuckols, W.C. Tucker & A.J. Sarich

Publisher:

Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, MA, 1996

Description:

A technical manual detailing the principles followed in the design and specification of hyperbaric life support equipment (approx. 295 pages).


Title:


Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

Author(s):

D.B. Hirsch et al (ed)

Publisher:

American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA (2006)

Description:

The 11th Volume in the series of technical publications by the ASTM committee G4 which includes a series of peer-reviewed publications (approx.. 360 pages).


Title:


Safe Diving (English)

Author(s):

S. Gošovic

Publisher:

Best Publishing Co, Flagstaff, AZ (1993)

Description:

A detailed text book on underwater medicine and diving techniques, from a commercial diving perspective (approx. 500 pages).

 
Title:


Commercial and Naval Deep Diving Manual (English)

Author(s)

S. Gošovic & G. Gošovic

Publisher:

Laurana d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia. (2010)

Description:

A manual detailing the fundamental principles of deep diving techniques, medicine and equipment (approx. 487 pages).


Title:


Rules for Building & Classing Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities.

Author(s):

-

Publisher:

American Bureau of Shipping, New York. (2012)

Description:

Rules followed by designers of hyperbaric systems for use on-board registered ships (approx. 161 pages).

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