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Safety violations laid in diver’s death at Nova Scotia Power plant

A small commercial diving company in Hammonds Plains, N.S., has been charged with four offences under the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act following the death of an employee two years ago today. Luke Seabrook died on July 15, 2015 after getting stuck underwater in a sluice gate at the Nova Scotia Power tidal plant in Annapolis . . . → Read More: Safety violations laid in diver’s death at Nova Scotia Power plant

CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

(CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 – DIGITAL EDITION)

“There are old divers – and there are bold divers. But there are very few old, bold divers”

Commercial diving and the supply of underwater services is a serious business. Things have come a long way from “the good ol’ days” hard hat diver to the . . . → Read More: CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

CSA Dive Safety Committees to meet in Halifax NS June 21/22 2017

CSA Dive Standards Committee will meet in Halifax Nova Scotia in conjunction with the Canadian Standards Associations AGM (June 18-20.)

Dive Committee meetings will take place at the Halifax during the committee week from June 21 > 22 2017.

June 21 (8:30 a.m. – 10:00)                   Hyperbaric Facilities SC (Z275.1) June 21 (10:15 a.m. – 12:00 . . . → Read More: CSA Dive Safety Committees to meet in Halifax NS June 21/22 2017

CSA DIVE STANDARDS – THE HISTORY AND THE IMPORTANCE TO CANADA’s DIVING INDUSTRY.

(CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ) With the advent of the 70’s, commercial diving in Canada was going through a period of transition from the heavyweight deep-sea type of diving dress to the use of SCUBA and new lightweight surface-supplied diving equipment. During this period, there was a significant increase in the numbers of diving related . . . → Read More: CSA DIVE STANDARDS – THE HISTORY AND THE IMPORTANCE TO CANADA’s DIVING INDUSTRY.

Liability on the Dive / Job site: Who is responsible if things go wrong?

(CADC Mag Spring/Summer 2017 Pre-Print) Canadian OHS laws are based on the “Internal Responsibility System”. Under this system all workplace stakeholders from senior management to the deckhand are required to play a part in ensuring health and safety at the workplace. Therefore those, including supervisors, who fail to meet the requirements of the OHS (Occupational . . . → Read More: Liability on the Dive / Job site: Who is responsible if things go wrong?

CADC initiates Phase 1 of Diving Safety Self-Audit to CSA Z275.2-15.

(CADC MAG SPRING-SUMMER ISSUE PRE-PRINT)

As of January 1st, 2017 – CADC ramps up its initiative for a common nation wide dive standard by initiating the first phase of its Diving Safety Self-Audit Program based on current CSA diving standards recognized by the CADC and its members as being one of the best minimal . . . → Read More: CADC initiates Phase 1 of Diving Safety Self-Audit to CSA Z275.2-15.

CADC RELEASES GUIDELINE AND CHECKLIST FOR COMPLIANCE TO CSA Z275.2 DIVE OPERATIONS STANDARD TO PUBLIC DOMAIN.

CADC Member Companies – as a condition of membership – have agreed to comply with all regulations as set out by the authority having jurisdiction or – in the absence of regulations – to observe as a minimum the standards as identified in current CSA Z275.2 Occupational Safety Code for Diving Operations + CSA Z275.4 . . . → Read More: CADC RELEASES GUIDELINE AND CHECKLIST FOR COMPLIANCE TO CSA Z275.2 DIVE OPERATIONS STANDARD TO PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Dominion Diving’s customised Cougar ROV cuts costs in Canada

CADC member Dominion Diving announces that it has reduced costs by customising its Saab Seaeye Cougar XT light work electric ROV and boosting its performance. The resulting Cougar XT custom version could handle a tooling package normally possible only on a much larger hydraulic system – and take on three demanding tasks in one hit.

Founded 50 years . . . → Read More: Dominion Diving’s customised Cougar ROV cuts costs in Canada

Jim Garrington of Shark Marine receives technical achievement award.

 Jim Garrington of Shark Marine is presented with the 2017 Technical Achievement award by DCBC Chairman Johnathon Chapple at the Canadian Underwater Conference in Ottawa last week. Under Jim’s guidance,  Shark Marine Technologies Inc. has become a major  manufacturer of underwater products that are innovative, high quality, dependable, and cost effective.  It’s products include ROVs, . . . → Read More: Jim Garrington of Shark Marine receives technical achievement award.

Canadian Underwater Conference starts in Ottawa

Attendance is up with the opening of the Canadian Underwater Conference Sunday at the Marriott Convention center in Ottawa. The show runs for  two days and showcases leading edge underwater services and speakers. 

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