(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.
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.
Diving Supervisors Course December 12 – 16, 2016 Location: Holland College Summerside, PEI
Elements of supervision Motivation & communication Legislation Site emergencies and accident investigation Dive . . . → Read More: Diving Supervisors Course at Holland College Dec 12-16 2016
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 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 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.
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
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
(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.
The new CSA Z275.2-15 standard released last fall contains changes that have caused some confusion in their interpretation or intent within the industry. To clarify these clauses, the Z275 Diving Standards main technical committee has issued two interpretation documents addressing the clauses (Note: These are only interpretation documents. Any changes to the clauses will be . . . → Read More: Interpreting the New Z275.2-15 Diving Operations Standard When it Comes to the 3+1 Minimum Dive Crew
(Reprint from CADC Magazine – Spring Summer 2016) The latest Occupational Safety Code for diving operations contains revised instructions for contaminated water diving (CWD). The revised code contains a lot of new information and, perhaps inevitably, its publication raised as many questions as it answered. In direct response to industry feedback the CSA Z275 technical . . . → Read More: Z275.2-15 Interpretation Note for Diving in Contaminated Environments