COVID-19 Updates

Clinical and Research Hyperbaric Recommendations

The use of hyperbaric chambers during the COVID-19 outbreak requires a higher level of infection control and operating procedures need to be adapted to protect workers. Here you will find information to help guide the development of standard operating procedures to address the hazard of spread of infection.

Occupational Diving and Hyperbaric Operations and Recreational Guidance

As essential work continues in the province of B.C. and across Canada, commercial diving best practice guidelines have been updated to keep workers safe.The use of a hyperbaric chamber on a job site will need to address in the job hazard assessment how the spread of infection will be controlled. The below resources will help guide the development of identification of how the risk of spread of infection will be addressed. We have also included references for dive gear cleaning and recreational considerations to diving.