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When THREE is NEVER Enough :The movement to a Four Man minimum crew.

(Some jurisdictions in the diving industry allow for the use of a three-man dive crew on a jobsite. But, when you think of it, what is the operational position of this crew? Who is doing what?  Let’s look at a typical three-man dive crew on a jobsite through the eyes—and voice—of the man in charge. . . . → Read More: When THREE is NEVER Enough :The movement to a Four Man minimum crew.

NEW CADC PRESIDENT ELECTED: DAVE GEDDES

The Board of Directors of CADC has chosen board member Dave Geddes for the office of president for the 2018-2020 Term.

The president is traditionally chosen from the elected CADC Board of Directors as a leader/facilitator to carry a CADC agenda forward in areas that have concern to the CADC and our industry. Currently, CADC . . . → Read More: NEW CADC PRESIDENT ELECTED: DAVE GEDDES

Solutions to Diver Safety: Three Key Ingredients

(Pre-Print from CADC Mag Winter 2017-18) Thirty-nine-year-old Luke Seabrook from Dartmouth, NS, was killed on the job on July 15, 2015 as he was inspecting an underwater dam gate at the Nova Scotia Power plant in Annapolis Royal. He died when he was sucked into a gap under the gate, which should have been closed. . . . → Read More: Solutions to Diver Safety: Three Key Ingredients

CADC MAGAZINE WINTER 2017-2018 ONLINE NOW – CHILLING TALES ISSUE

As I wrote this, we were just into the first part of December, and this country has rain on the coasts, snow in the mountains, green grass in the middle, with temperatures ranging from +15˚C to -30˚C all over the place. All at once, we have rain, slush, snow and green grass. Gotta love this . . . → Read More: CADC MAGAZINE WINTER 2017-2018 ONLINE NOW – CHILLING TALES ISSUE

2018 MCM/EOD Printable Calendar Available

The 2018 MCM (Mine Counter Measures) / EOD (Explosive Ordinance) Calendar is available now! There are two versions – one ‘pretty” and the other “practical’. Our members of the CADC includes the Canadian Forces Fleet Diving Units and Police Search/Recovery/EOD units. Each year I put together a collection of some of images of IEDD / . . . → Read More: 2018 MCM/EOD Printable Calendar Available

Diver sentenced for falsified diving medical certificate in the UK.

A man has been sentenced after supplying falsified diving medical certificates to a diving company in 2016 in the UK.

Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that Daniel Tennant did not hold a valid medical certificate of fitness to dive.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) discovered that in 2016 the defendant was in possession of a . . . → Read More: Diver sentenced for falsified diving medical certificate in the UK.

CADC Dive Company – Canadian Pump and Power – finalist for award.

For the first time in its five-year history, the Private Business Growth Award organizers have chosen a Canadian diving/industrial marine company as a Top 10 finalist for their annual prize. Canada Pump and Power of Ardrossan, Alberta is vying for the award alongside companies working in medical technology, electronics, brewing, plastics and more.  

The . . . → Read More: CADC Dive Company – Canadian Pump and Power – finalist for award.

CSA Dive Committees to meet Nov. 7 – Nov 9 2017

The important CSA Z257 Occupational Diving and Hyperbaric Environments Committee (the Dive Standards Committees) will take place on November 7 – 9, 2017. This is the group that formulates the Dive Standards for CSA. These standards may be adapted as regulation in the Canada.

These meetings will be held at the CSA Office in Toronto, . . . → Read More: CSA Dive Committees to meet Nov. 7 – Nov 9 2017

Preventable tragedy – DOWNLOAD CSA Guidelines for Diving around Dams and Delta P

Luke Seabrook died in 2015 by being partially sucked through a tidal power control gate. It wasn’t a difficult job – but it certainly was a dangerous job if basic safety procedures around the structure were ignored or taken lightly. He wasn’t the first to succumb to this type of accident – and sadly he . . . → Read More: Preventable tragedy – DOWNLOAD CSA Guidelines for Diving around Dams and Delta P

Company that pleaded guilty in diver’s death ordered to pay $34K

Paul’s Diving must pay fines and hold 15 safety presentations by next October

By Emma Smith, CBC News Posted: Oct 26, 2017 7:55 PM ATLast Updated: Oct 26, 2017 7:55 PM AT

Luke Seabrook, 39, was working to inspect the gates that control the flow of the Annapolis River tides. (Seabrook . . . → Read More: Company that pleaded guilty in diver’s death ordered to pay $34K