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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

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

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.