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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.

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.