2016 Canadian Underwater Conference starts April 3-5th – Halifax NS.

Have you registered to attend the 2016 CUCE yet? Why attend?

– Network with industry professionals – Meet experts and influencers face to face – Learn about new products and industry projects – Introduce yourself and make connections with industry leaders – Come for the workshops, stay for the conference

Don’t forget to reserve your . . . → Read More: 2016 Canadian Underwater Conference starts April 3-5th – Halifax NS.

CADC Magazine Winter 2015-2016 available.

CADC Mag winter 2015-16

The Winter 2015-2016 edition of the CADC Magazine is available. (excerpt from the executive director) The new CSA Diving Operations Standard Z275.2-15 is now out. There was extensive revision to the previous document and it is an accumulation of thousands of man/company hours of input into its changes. It is a living document; it is . . . → Read More: CADC Magazine Winter 2015-2016 available.

Dive Supervisors Course Feb 6-11 2016 St. Johns NF – DCBC Accredited.

A dive supervisors course will be held in St. Johns NL from Feb 8-11, 2016.

(i) elements of supervising;

(ii) motivation and communication;

(iii) legal responsibilities under provincial/territorial and federal diving statutes and regulations;

(iv) health and safety programs;

(v) site emergencies and accident investigation; and

(vi) dive accident prevention and management planning;

For further . . . → Read More: Dive Supervisors Course Feb 6-11 2016 St. Johns NF – DCBC Accredited.

DCBC Updates Diver Certificate of Competency (CADC MAG REPRINT)

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In response to feedback from industry, the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) has modified the design of their diver certificate of competency. The new certificate is designed to increase security principally by re-designing the back of the certificate.

The design now shows the name of the certificate holder and the certificate number on the . . . → Read More: DCBC Updates Diver Certificate of Competency (CADC MAG REPRINT)

New CSA Diving Operations Standards Z275.2-15 hits the streets.

CSA Z275.2-15

The new CSA Dive Standard Z275-15 (Diving Operations) is finally on the streets and available from the Canadian Standards Association website. There are numerous changes and updates to the new standard.

A direct quote from the standards preface:

“This is the sixth edition of CSA Z275.2, Occupational safety code for diving operations. It supersedes the . . . → Read More: New CSA Diving Operations Standards Z275.2-15 hits the streets.

Diving Supervisors Course to be held in Dec / Jan.

Several Dive Supervisors courses will be held in December and Jan. The diving supervisor course will be of 36 hours duration, be taught by a diving supervisor with five years’ experience as a supervisor and three years’ experience as a teacher at an accredited diver training establishment, and will cover the following subjects:

(i) elements . . . → Read More: Diving Supervisors Course to be held in Dec / Jan.

Nova Scotia diving regulations ‘at the bottom’ in Canada

(Reprint from CBC Website)

Gord Hay remembers Luke Seabrook as a “very keen” and eager student of commercial diving at the Canadian Working Divers Institute in 2010.

In Hay’s 23 years running the school in Chapleau, Ont., Seabrook is the first graduate to die on the job, and that angers Hay.

“This should never . . . → Read More: Nova Scotia diving regulations ‘at the bottom’ in Canada

Man fined more than $62,000 for diving regulations violations

IAN FAIRCLOUGH VALLEY-SOUTHWEST Published October 20, 2015 – 6:42pm

A 41-year-old Digby County man has been slapped with more than $60,000 in fines and penalties for violations of occupational diving regulations and ignoring a stop-work order.

Frank Joseph (Joey) Oickle was sentenced Tuesday in Digby provincial court. The owner of CJM Fisheries Ltd. was . . . → Read More: Man fined more than $62,000 for diving regulations violations

Diving Supervisors Course rescheduled Dec 14-18, 2015 – Ottawa

Diving Supervisors Course

Date: Dec 14-18, 2015

Location:

Ottawa Police Services

245 Greenbank Rd.

Nepean (Ottawa area), Ontario

   Topics Include:

Elements of supervision Motivation & communication Legislation Site emergencies and accident investigation Dive accident prevention and management planning Health and Safety, policies, management and procedures Management of simulated diving emergencies (shams)- theory only . . . → Read More: Diving Supervisors Course rescheduled Dec 14-18, 2015 – Ottawa

Former CADC Executive Director Jim Wilson passes away.

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On Monday August 31, 2015, Jim Wilson – former Executive Director of the CADC – died peacefully in his room at Sunnybrook Veterans’ Centre surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Joyce Woodburn (April 2013) and is survived by his children . . . → Read More: Former CADC Executive Director Jim Wilson passes away.