Scott Black Appointed New Chair of Safety Standard Committee For Tunneling

CSA Group 2017 recognizes need for updated safety practices for future tunneling projects in Canada

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO – July 19, 2017 – During the Annual CSA Conference in Halifax, ASI Marine’s Group Manager, Scott Black was voted in and appointed as the new Chair of the CSA Z275.3 ‘Occupational Safety Code for Work in Pressurized Air Environments’. The Z275.3 standard is part of the CSA Z275 series of standards covering a wide range of related competencies, training and operational safety codes for Commercial Diving, Remotely Operated Vehicles and Hyperbaric facilities.

The established Z275.3 committee will work together with the support of the Z275 Technical Committee to achieve its goal of updating the standard and closing the identified subject gaps between the current published 2009 version of the Z275.3 Standard.

ASI continues to be an industry leader contributing to regulatory standards that protect the health and safety of both employees and clients alike.

ASI Marine is also involved as a voting member on the following Standards Committees:

• Z275.1 – Hyperbaric Facilities
• Z275.1 – Occupational Safety Code for Diving Operations
• Z275.3 – Occupational Safety Code for Work in Pressurized Air Environments (Chair)
• Z275.4 – Competency Standard for Diving, Hyperbaric Chamber and Remotely Operated Vehicle Operations
• Z275.5 – Occupational Diver Training

About ASI Marine

ASI Marine, a division of ASI Group Ltd. provides industries and governments worldwide with leading-edge underwater services focused on the assessment, maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction of underwater infrastructure and environments. More specifically, ASI Marine specializes in underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspections, commercial diving and marine geophysical/hydrographic surveys. ASI Marine also focuses its commercial diving expertise in providing hyperbaric intervention support services to the tunneling industry. To date, ASI has performed over 500 hyperbaric interventions in soft ground tunnels. ASI Marine has offices around the global, currently operating in North America, Chile and Singapore.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Merry Dang
Sales & Marketing Manager,
ASI Group Ltd.
E-mail: mdang@asi-group.com