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CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

(CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 – DIGITAL EDITION)

“There are old divers – and there are bold divers. But there are very few old, bold divers”

Commercial diving and the supply of underwater services is a serious business. Things have come a long way from “the good ol’ days” hard hat diver to the . . . → Read More: CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

CSA DIVE STANDARDS – THE HISTORY AND THE IMPORTANCE TO CANADA’s DIVING INDUSTRY.

(CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ) With the advent of the 70’s, commercial diving in Canada was going through a period of transition from the heavyweight deep-sea type of diving dress to the use of SCUBA and new lightweight surface-supplied diving equipment. During this period, there was a significant increase in the numbers of diving related . . . → Read More: CSA DIVE STANDARDS – THE HISTORY AND THE IMPORTANCE TO CANADA’s DIVING INDUSTRY.

Liability on the Dive / Job site: Who is responsible if things go wrong?

(CADC Mag Spring/Summer 2017 Pre-Print) Canadian OHS laws are based on the “Internal Responsibility System”. Under this system all workplace stakeholders from senior management to the deckhand are required to play a part in ensuring health and safety at the workplace. Therefore those, including supervisors, who fail to meet the requirements of the OHS (Occupational . . . → Read More: Liability on the Dive / Job site: Who is responsible if things go wrong?

CADC initiates Phase 1 of Diving Safety Self-Audit to CSA Z275.2-15.

(CADC MAG SPRING-SUMMER ISSUE PRE-PRINT)

As of January 1st, 2017 – CADC ramps up its initiative for a common nation wide dive standard by initiating the first phase of its Diving Safety Self-Audit Program based on current CSA diving standards recognized by the CADC and its members as being one of the best minimal . . . → Read More: CADC initiates Phase 1 of Diving Safety Self-Audit to CSA Z275.2-15.

CADC RELEASES GUIDELINE AND CHECKLIST FOR COMPLIANCE TO CSA Z275.2 DIVE OPERATIONS STANDARD TO PUBLIC DOMAIN.

CADC Member Companies – as a condition of membership – have agreed to comply with all regulations as set out by the authority having jurisdiction or – in the absence of regulations – to observe as a minimum the standards as identified in current CSA Z275.2 Occupational Safety Code for Diving Operations + CSA Z275.4 . . . → Read More: CADC RELEASES GUIDELINE AND CHECKLIST FOR COMPLIANCE TO CSA Z275.2 DIVE OPERATIONS STANDARD TO PUBLIC DOMAIN.

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.

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

Interpreting the New Z275.2-15 Diving Operations Standard When it Comes to the 3+1 Minimum Dive Crew

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