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Ontario IHSA to run Diving Supervisor Training Program March 1,2,3rd 2017 plus Basics of Supervision pre-requisite.

The “Infrastructure Health and Safety Association’ (IHSA – formerly the CSAO) has completed arrangements to offer a Diving Supervisor Training program in conjunction with Mr. Dave Geddes (DCBC certified course instructor) . The course concept of joint partnership in its presentation was proposed by the CADC during discussions with the Ontario Commercial Diving Trade Labour . . . → Read More: Ontario IHSA to run Diving Supervisor Training Program March 1,2,3rd 2017 plus Basics of Supervision pre-requisite.

CADC MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-17 now available in digital format.

Welcome to the digital edition of the 2016 -2017 Winter version of CADC Magazine.

The adage that “the only thing sure thing in life is change” rings true as I write this just into the New Year. Besides the New Year and political shifts around the world, we in the Canadian Diving industry are facing . . . → Read More: CADC MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-17 now available in digital format.

One Country – One Dive Standard: Federal Govt pushes for harmonized Health and Safety across Canada.

(PrePrint: CADC Mag Winter 2016-2017)

The quest by our diving industry to implement one single national diving standard across the country got a big boast this fall when Provincial and territorial labour ministers gathered for an annual meeting with federal Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk in Prince George, B.C., in September 2016.

On the agenda was . . . → Read More: One Country – One Dive Standard: Federal Govt pushes for harmonized Health and Safety across Canada.

Diving Supervisors Course at Holland College Dec 12-16 2016

Holland College in Summerside PEI will be running a diving supervisors course that is DCBC accredited and meets all the CSA Competency requirements of Z274.4-12.

Detail are:

Diving Supervisors Course December 12 – 16, 2016 Location: Holland College Summerside, PEI

 Topics Include:

Elements of supervision Motivation & communication Legislation Site emergencies and accident investigation Dive . . . → Read More: Diving Supervisors Course at Holland College Dec 12-16 2016

Canadian Officials watching for leaking oil from shipwreck near Change Islands Newfoundland

Video taken at the underwater site of the sunken Manolis L shows the painstaking task for divers assessing the leaking hull of the ship near Change Islands, in Newfoundland’s Notre Dame Bay.Groups of two make five dives per day. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the hull on the ocean, and divers can only stay down for . . . → Read More: Canadian Officials watching for leaking oil from shipwreck near Change Islands Newfoundland

Bob Landry receives prestigious CSA Award of Merit for diving safety.

Bob Landry of Toronto, Ontario has received the prestigious CSA Award of Merit in recognition of longstanding involvement, exceptional industry insight and determined commitment to standards promoting diving safety. Bob is retired from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, but continues to generously give of his personal time to standards development at CSA Group as well . . . → Read More: Bob Landry receives prestigious CSA Award of Merit for diving safety.

Diving Professionals Reflect on workplace death last year.

Diving professionals reflect on workplace death last year Information Morning – NS

July 18, 2016 Season 2016, Episode 300256432 06:22 CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO HEAR CBC RADIO INTERVIEW OF DOUG ELSEY BY CBC’S ELIZABETH CHIU It’s been a year since diver Luke Seabrook was killed on the job at a Nova Scotia Power dam. . . . → Read More: Diving Professionals Reflect on workplace death last year.

Diving safety a concern in Sask., says Canadian association

From CBC News Posted: Jul 20, 2016 7:44 AM CT Last Updated: Jul 20, 2016 7:44 AM CT

Diving safety a concern in Sask., says Canadian association ‘We want to make sure that the divers come home at the end of the day,’ says Doug Elsey

Working under water can be dangerous, and while there . . . → Read More: Diving safety a concern in Sask., says Canadian association

No closure for family of diver killed at Nova Scotia tidal plant a year ago

By Elizabeth Chiu, CBC News Posted: Jul 15, 2016 6:00 AM ATLast Updated: Jul 15, 2016 7:22 AM AT Luke Seabrook’s family on mission to prevent divers from dying on the job

Luke Seabrook had five years of experience as a commercial diver when he was killed at the Nova Scotia Power . . . → Read More: No closure for family of diver killed at Nova Scotia tidal plant a year ago

Enough is enough : CADC and DCBC push for National Diving Safety Standard.

(Reprint from CADC Magazine Spring/Summer 2016 )

The Canadian Association of Diving Contractors (CADC) and the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) are unanimous in pushing forward for nationwide implementation of a single diving standard based on the current CSA Standard Z275.2 (Diving Operations) and the Z275.4 (Diving Competency). These are minimum diving safety standards . . . → Read More: Enough is enough : CADC and DCBC push for National Diving Safety Standard.