CC-UHMS Conference in Vancouver 2011

It may be hard to believe, but it’s been a whole year since CC-UHMS first formed. We have been busy preparing for the next conference. Vancouver will host the next CC-UHMS Annual General Meeting.  There will be a Fitness to Dive course for Level I doctors on the 19th and 20th October 2011. The AGM will be on the 21st . . . → Read More: CC-UHMS Conference in Vancouver 2011

Paul Butler – Exec Director of Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme – passes away suddenly.

Paul Butler died suddenly in the afternoon of September 14th, 2011, in Marseille, France, apparently of septicaemia or toxic shock.

Paul began his diving career in 1962 with the SAR and Special Operations group of the State of Victoria Police Force in Australia.  While with the police he served as United Nations police liaison in . . . → Read More: Paul Butler – Exec Director of Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme – passes away suddenly.

Ministry of Labour releases new diving inspection plan

When errors occur in commercial diving operations the results are often fatal. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has released a new diving operation plan to help make sure these errors don’t happen.The plan is intended to ensure that employers, owners, constructors, diving supervisors and workers know what do to in an emergency. These workplaces . . . → Read More: Ministry of Labour releases new diving inspection plan

Commercial Diving, Disorientation Hazards Lead to Firm’s $83,160 Fine

OSHA has cited Trenton, N.J.-based IEW Construction Group Inc. for 12 commercial diving and other serious safety violations found while the company was doing repair work on the Alexander Road Bridge in Princeton, N.J. OSHA initiated an investigation… . . . → Read More: Commercial Diving, Disorientation Hazards Lead to Firm’s $83,160 Fine

STANDARD CSA Z275.4 – Competency Standard for Diving, Hyperbaric Chamber, and Remotely Operated Vehicle Operations. – has now been submitted for Public Review

“The draft new edition of CSA Z275.4 has now been submitted for Public Review. Anyone with Internet access may now review the draft Standard and provide comments for the consideration of our Committee. Advise interested stakeholders to go to CSA’s public review web site: https://review.csa.ca/opr/opr_about.asp?loc=CAN.

Following the 60-day public review period, CSA will then ready . . . → Read More: STANDARD CSA Z275.4 – Competency Standard for Diving, Hyperbaric Chamber, and Remotely Operated Vehicle Operations. – has now been submitted for Public Review