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(718) 224-9824

250-02 Northern Blvd - Suite 200
Little Neck, New York 11363

P.O. Box 620766
Little Neck, New York 11362

Commercial Diving Links & Recreational Diving Links
A Category under "Links Main Page"
Gooddive.com A scuba diving portal made for
divers and professionals. The site contains
information related to scuba for professionals,
beginners, and advanced divers.
njscuba.com Comprehensive on-line resource
for New Jersey shipwreck diving, including
history, reports, maps, marine life and biology,
reefs, photo galleries and more. Hosted by
Captain Steve Nagiewicz.
Commercial Diving Directory  Longstreath.com
is a comprehensive directory designed to serve
the needs of commercial divers..within the
United States and offshore and internationally.
Commercial diver Mark Longstreath was
working offshore in Indonesia when he realized
the need for an on-line resource with
information about diving companies, unions,
equipment and training resources. He has also
provided a rolling banner of commercial diving
jobs...which include dive supervisors, dive
tenders, saturation personnel, saturation
technicians, ROV supervisors, gas supervisors,
air divers, captains and vessel crews, life
support crews, salvage supervisors and more.
diversworldwide.com  A comprehensive
international diving database for commercial
and recreational divers. Diversworldwide.com
offers forums, search resources for services,
products, contractors, as well as industry news,
photo libraries, notice boards and more.
World Wide Scuba Directory  Find scuba clubs
around the world using this dive directory. Also
find resources and links for dive safety, travel,
shipwrecks and more.
divewise.com  A diving website with
information indexed by destination or dive
center, with forums, employment, classifieds,
disabled diving and certification agencies.
United States
Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

OSHA Regional & Area

Region 1
JFK Federal Building
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 565-9860

Bridgeport, CT
Hartford, CT

Methuen, MA
Braintree, MA

Bangor, ME
Augusta, ME

New Hampshire
Concorde, NH

Rhode Island
Providence, RI

No area office in VT


Region 2
201 Varick Street
New York, New York 10014
(212) 337-2378

New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Marlton, New Jersey
Parsippany, N.J.

New York
Albany, NY
Little Neck, N.Y.
Buffalo, New York
Westbury, Long Island
Manhattan, N.Y.C.
Syracuse, Upstate

Puerto Rico
Guaynabo, PR

U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Thomas - St. Croix - St
Maarten, US VI
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

OSHA Regional & Area
Offices (cont'd)

Region 3
The Curtis Center-740 West
170S Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 861-4900

Baltimore - Washington
Lithicum, Maryland

Wilmington, DE

District of Columbia
Lithicum, MD

Allentown, PA
Erie, PA

Norforlk, VA

West Virginia
Charleston, WV


Region 4
61 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 562-2300

Burmingham, AL
Mobile, AL

Fort Lauderdale, FLA
Jacksonville, FL
Tampa, Florida

Tucker, GA
Smyrna, GEO
Savannah, GA

Frankfurt, KY

Jackson, MS

North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Nashville, TN
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

OSHA Regional & Area
Offices (cont'd)

Region 5
230 South Dearborne Street
Chicago, Ilinois 60604
(312) 353-2220

Calumet City, Ill
Chicago Area - Des Plains
Fairview Heights, Il
Peoria, Ill

Indianapolis Area -
Indianapolis, Indiana  

Lansing, MI

Eau Claire, WI

Cincinnati, Oh
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Oh

Appleton, WI
Eau Claire, WI


Region 6
525 Griffin Street - Rm 602
Dallas, Texas 75202
(972) 850-4145

Little Rock, Ak

Baton Rouge, LA

New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM closed;
therefore, use:
Lubbock Area Off in Texas

Oklahoma City, Ok

Austin, Tx
Corpus Christi, Texas
Dallas, Tex
El Paso
Forth Worth
Houston North
Houston South - both
served by Houston Office
San Antonio, TX
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

OSHA Regional & Area
Offices (cont'd)

Region 7
City Center Square 1100
Main Street - Suite 800
Kansas, Missouri 60604
(816) 426-5861

Des Moines, IA

Wichita, KS

Kansas City Area
Kansas City, MO
St. Louis Area
St Louis, MO

Omaha, NB


Region 8
1999 Broadway - Ste 1680
Denver, Colorado 80202
(720) 264-6550

Denver Area - Denver, Co
Englewood Area  -
Englewood, CO

Billings, MT

North Dakota
Bismarck, ND

South Dakota
No Pierre Office - served by
regional office

Salt Lake City, UT

No Casper, Cheyenne Off
Served by regional office
Safety Regs, Safety Issues, Safety Concerns....sometimes the best way to prevent a diving
accident is to follow the safety laws that are in place to keep divers from getting injured. Below
is contact information for OSHA Offices. Unfortunately, OSHA is not out there with you while
you're working. Commercial diving accidents and injuries can be more confusing than those
involving ordinary seamen, dockbuilders, welders, or other construction and demolition
people. This is because Jones Act seaman cases examine the relationship and contribution
of the mariner to the vessel, but with divers, such as those working offshore, the amount of
time the diver spends offshore may come into question as well as a relationship with a
vessel. This becomes a deciding factor in whether an accident case resulting in injuries will
be governed by the Jones Act or by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) is more of a workers'
compensation scheme and does not afford the same benevolence to an injured diver as the
Jones Act, which does more to treat a commercial diver suffering an injury as a ward of the
court. The LHWCA may cover the medical expenses of a diving injury, hyperbaric chamber and
related care, but it doesn't provide for pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress
and some of the other elements that can arise in an underwater accident. However, that
doesn't mean that a diver loses his or her remedies against third parties for negligence,
defective products, product liability or strict liability. Negligence on the part of a ship, dock
managing agent, demolition contractor or other third party doesn't get off the hook with the
diver as easily as an employer. Those claims are regarded as ordinary negligence lawsuits.
Additional information can be found under the section "Liability and Compensation -
Longshoremen, Commercial Divers, Pilots", a link from the Maritime Law page. This page
also contains links to the text of the Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act,
which outline a person's remedy in the case of an injury in a combat - war zone or military
United States
Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

OSHA Regional & Area

Region 9
71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, California
(415) 975-4310

State Offices
Arizona - Phoenix, AZ
California Dep of Industrial
Relations - Oakland, CA
and Sacramento, CA

Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii Dept of Labor and
Industrial Relations

Nevada - OSHES
Henderson, NV, with
offices in Las Vegas and
Carson City, Nevada


Region 10
1111 Third Ave
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 553-5930

Alaska - Anchorage, AK
There is a state gov't office
in Juneau

Idaho - Boise, ID

Oregon, Portland, OR

Washington - Bellevue, WA
There is a state gov't office
in Olympia (no separate
facilities at Seattle)
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Links Section, listed below:
Commercial Marine Links
Commercial Fishing Links
Commercial & Recreational Diving Links
Design & Boatbuilding Links
Equipment & Supply Links
Finance - Insurance - Title Links
Kayaking & Canoeing Links
Licensing - Training - Education Links
Marine Employment - Maritime Job Links
Maritime Law Links
Navigation Links
Recreational Boating Links
Recreational Fishing Links
Services Links
Surveying Links
Links to sites with resources for
commercial diving, hard hat divers,
technical divers, salvage divers,
recreational diving, wreck diving,
marine archeology, marine life and
educate underwater welders and commercial
divers in the maritime industry. The site offers
useful features, including a blog about
developments and news in the commercial diving
industry. It highlights companies, careers,
equipment, diver fitness, and other interesting
subjects. The site contains links and resources,
ranging from technical materials about welding to
insurance information. There is also a section on
dive schools. Skillfully applying his journalism
skills, Matt writes in a manner that embodies
insight into the industry and respect for the
people who make their living working in the
difficult and dangerous conditions of this field.