The Smithsonian Scientific Diving Program (SDP) operates in compliance with OSHA GUIDELINES FOR SCIENTIFIC DIVING regulations. Therefore all scientific diving activities which fall under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution must adhere to the SDP policies as described in the SI-SCIENTIFIC DIVING SAFETY MANUAL

Compliance with the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910 Subpart T is required at all SI facilities and for all diving activities which involve SI Divers. This applies to all divers and diving activities which fall under OSHA  jurisdiction.