Decompression Sickness Type I

“Decompression sickness type I” means a decompression sickness that is characterized by one or both of the following symptoms, namely,

  1. pain that is located at or near the joints of the limbs but is not felt in other parts of the body, and
  2. cutaneous manifestations including a rash and cutaneous pruritis (intense itching) (maladie de la décompression de type I).

Source: Canada Oil and Gas Diving Regulations, SOR/88-600, February 2013. Regulations

Source: Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Diving Regulations, SOR/95-189, Canada, current to May 31, 2012. Regulations

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