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Category: CINDE
Posted: Wed, Jun 17th 2020 at 1:31 PM
CINDE values your safety. The training facility is implementing a number of procedures to ensure that you can enter the NDT classroom with confidence:
  • All visitors and staff are required to follow 2m distancing and directional markers on the floor.
  • All visitors and staff will need to sign in and out each day using a supplied ipad and answer questions regarding their health (Receptionist will record using the Visitor Log).
  • Receptionists will take temperature of all visitors and staff (using Provincial guidelines for safe temp readings).
  • All individuals have to enter/exit using the front door.
  • Students will wear masks and gloves in common areas (reception and washroom areas mandatory) and encouraging them as much as possible to where PPE at all times (in class and building).
  • Washroom signs - In and Out throughway arrows…doors marked as entry and exit only.
  • A maximum of 2 visitors are permitted in reception areas at any time.
  • Hand sanitizer station will be available in reception area.
  • All staff and visitors must wear PPE (gloves and masks) at all times in the office.
  • Instructors responsible for monitoring classroom activities.
  • Students will always be > 2m apart, one student per table in classrooms.
If you have more questions, please contact us: info@cinde.ca
Category: Industry
Posted: Tue, Aug 4th 2020 at 3:01 PM

The Apprenticeship Board of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency is inviting applications for members of a Non-Destructive Tester Trade Advisory Committee (TAC), to advise and make recommendations to the Board.


If you are an employer or employee who is knowledgeable about the nondestructive tester occupation; can collaborate with others in a professional setting; understands the labour market; and can commit to attending virtual or in-person meetings of 2 to 4 hours per month over a one- to two-year period, we encourage you to apply. Committee Members will be compensated for time and expenses. In addition to the virtual meetings, members should be able to commit 2-4 hours per month for preparation and reading of materials between meetings.

For more details or to apply, please contact Kate Wray for an application package.

Email: kate.wray@novascotia.ca

Final submissions will be due by August 28, 2020.

Category: Industry
Posted: Thu, Jul 9th 2020 at 9:19 AM
Oil sands companies are restoring thousands of barrels of daily production to take advantage of higher oil prices as relaxed pandemic measures allow North American consumers to get back on the road. Executives speaking at a TD Securities energy conference on Tuesday said they are confident the oil price crisis is subsiding — while expressing dismay at recent setbacks for oil pipelines in the United States.

“I believe we’ve made it by far through the worst of the situation and, as we see commodity prices grow, we’re seeing a strong price signal to bring production back,” said Alex Pourbaix, CEO of Cenovus Energy Inc. The Calgary-based company stopped about 60,000 barrels per day of crude production and halted crude-by-rail shipments as prices fell in March and April, but has since restored about half that, Pourbaix reported. Cenovus is also making deals with other producers to add to the amount it is permitted to bring to market under Alberta’s oil curtailment measures, he added, thus allowing even more output to be restored.
 
In a separate session, Suncor Energy Inc. CEO Mark Little said he expects a  “downstream-led recovery” as consumer demand sparks increased throughput from its Canadian refineries. That consumer-led demand will then translate into more production from its oil sands and other “upstream” assets. He didn’t say when he expects to reverse Suncor’s oil production cuts, which included going to one production train from two at its 194,000-barrel-per-day capacity Fort Hills oil sands mine.
 
Husky Energy Inc. has restored about 40,000 bpd of the 80,000 bpd in oil production it took offline as demand for products produced at its U.S. refineries rises, said chief financial officer Jeff Hart at the conference. “We continue now to bring up both our upstream and downstream production in concert with one another and in concert with where we see the end demand,” he said, noting full restoration is expected in July or August.

The recovery in consumer demand is boosting confidence at Imperial Oil Ltd. as well, CEO Brad Corson told the conference, without giving production specifics. He said his company, which is 69.6 per cent owned by Exxon Mobil Corp., is seeing strong markets for its gasoline and diesel products, but jet fuel demand remains about 70 per cent lower than it was at this time last year. Imperial and Suncor both own refineries in Eastern Canada that have been affected by disruptions on Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline through the Great Lakes.
 
Enbridge shut down both legs of the pipeline last month after noticing a disturbance to an anchor support on its underwater east leg in the Straits of Mackinac.
The west leg was restarted, then ordered shut down by a judge at the request of state Attorney General Dana Nessel (who has also asked for a preliminary injunction that could keep Line 5 closed indefinitely). Last week, the judge allowed the west leg to reopen but the other leg remains closed until more testing is completed.
 
Suncor’s Little said ongoing efforts by Michigan state politicians to retire Line 5 over fears of environmental damage if it leaks pose a “huge potential threat” for consumers in Michigan as well as Ontario and Quebec. He said Suncor has the option to use rail and ships to transport oil to its refineries at Sarnia, Ont., and Montreal, but that drives up costs and will have an affect on consumers. Corson said Line 5 is “integral” to getting crude to its Ontario refineries at Sarnia and Nanticoke but the company has developed a contingency plan using rail and ships in case there is a prolonged disruption.
 
On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the three-year-old Dakota Access pipeline that takes oil from North Dakota to an Illinois hub must shut down by Aug. 5 because a crucial federal permit fell short of National Environmental Policy Act requirements. If the pipeline is closed, it would affect Calgary-based Enerplus Corp., which produced 50,872 barrels of oil equivalent per day in North Dakota in the fourth quarter of last year. In a session at the conference, CEO Ian Dundas said there is plenty of crude-by-rail transport from the state but a pipeline shutdown would hurt profitability because rail transport costs $6 to $8 more per barrel than pipeline. Enerplus’s shares fell by as much as 7.5 per cent in Toronto on Tuesday to $3.19.
 
Cenovus’s Pourbaix said the Dakota Access ruling will make it difficult to build any major American infrastructure — including highways and high-voltage power lines — going forward. “If there’s an opportunity to come back on those regulatory decisions years after the fact, I think that’s a real significant problem,” he said.
 
Article via Canadian Press.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Mon, Jul 6th 2020 at 3:44 PM
Please review our COVID-19 Acknowledgement, Waiver and Indemnification policy before arriving to the CINDE Office for any course, workshop or exam.  Upon your arrival, you will be asked to complete it with your name and signature and then witnessed by a CINDE Staff member. 
 
 
 
 
Category: CINDE
Posted: Fri, Jun 26th 2020 at 4:16 PM
As Canada’s national NDT Member Society, we are dedicated to the safety of the communities that NDT professionals serve.  That safety starts with learning in the classroom with our instructors and extends into the offices with the support of our administrative staff. As an employer, we do our best to support the financial, physical, and mental well-being of our staff so that they can serve NDT professionals across Canada in the best possible manner.
 
This year, we're celebrating Canada Day (July 1) with two extra paid days off for our staff on July 2 and 3. This extended CINDE long weekend is a deserved thank-you to our employees who have been working hard to provide the NDT community with service through this difficult time.
 
We're letting you know ahead of time so you can prepare for the closure of our office.
 
We hope you find your own special way to celebrate this great country we all call home.
 
Happy Canada Day!
Category: CINDE
Posted: Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 at 12:55 PM
The CINDE Hamilton location will be re-opening July 6th to resume training, workshops, and exams. CINDE will be following health and safety procedures as provided by the Ontario Government and Mohawk College. Please note that the procedures may cause delays in your travel within the campus and during the registration process – please plan accordingly.
 
Procedures
-A non-medical mask or face covering must be worn when at the Mohawk College campus at all times where social distancing is not possible.
-Visitors are required to follow social distancing guidelines when on the campus (2m distance between others).
1) Download the Mohawk Safety App (free on iOS and Android). Alternatively, if you do not wish to download the app, please proceed to the security checkpoint for in-person screening. This will take additional time.
      i) Click on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) button near the top of the page.
     ii) Proceed to the screening assessment tool and provide all information.
    iii) Proceed to security checkpoint and inform them that you have completed the assessment.
2) After passing the Mohawk College Security checkpoint, continue to the CINDE designated waiting area (Main Administration Office E006A) in the hallway.
3) You will be required to have your temperature taken via a non-contact thermometer as well as signing a waiver (health declaration) at the main office before entering the office/class.
4) We will be registering one (1) student at a time in the administration area. Students will then be directed to the Exit and sent to their training/exam room.  Regular social distancing rules and hygiene will be required (hand sanitizer available in each classroom, exam room, and administration area).

 
Important Notes
-Parking is free until August 28, 2020. Please park in any of the designated parking areas. Choosing a location closest to one of the two (2) entrance locations is recommended:
1) South Entrance, across from the short term parking by the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre Theatre.
2) East Entrance, near the C wing traffic circle.
-Lockers will be provided for workshop and exam candidates. Please bring minimal possessions with you.
-Steps 1-3 will be required each day while attending Mohawk College.
-No food services will be open at this time. Please be prepared to bring a lunch.
-All water fountains will be closed. CINDE will provide water coolers that visitors can use to fill their own water bottles.

Additional precautions that CINDE is taking to increase health and safety of staff, students, and community:
1) The reception area in E006A will be a one-way traffic area and will have a Plexiglas shield between the reception staff and students to decrease the
    chance of virus transmission.
2) Social distancing guidelines (2m distance between staff/students) will be in place to ensure the safety of all students. Where distance guidelines cannot be followed, masks and
    hand sanitizer will be used to decrease the probability of transmission.
3) Hand sanitizer will be provided at all classroom doors so that students can practice increased hand sanitizing.
4) All surfaces will be disinfected and then also sprayed with Clorox electrostatic disinfectant spray.
5) We will continue to limit the number of staff working at the facility to limit the possibility of exposure to students and staff.

 
As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, CINDE will make adjustments to procedures to increase the safety of staff, students, and the community. We appreciate your patience during this time.
 
If you have further questions, please contact info@cinde.ca.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Mon, Jun 15th 2020 at 1:25 PM
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the CINDE office is currently closed. Emails and phone calls are being returned during this time and online training is still available.

This closure includes all workshops, exams, and courses until June 29th in the Ontario location. We are contacting all course students as well as workshop and exam candidates via their contact information within their CINDE Account area. Courses in Nisku are currently running.

 
As we continue to evaluate the situation, we will provide further information on the status of our operations. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Mon, Jun 8th 2020 at 7:54 PM
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the CINDE office is currently closed. Emails and phone calls are being returned during this time and online training is still available.

This closure includes all workshops, exams, and courses until June 22nd in the Ontario location. We are contacting all course students as well as workshop and exam candidates via their contact information within their CINDE Account area. Courses in Nisku are currently running.

 
As we continue to evaluate the situation, we will provide further information on the status of our operations. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Fri, May 29th 2020 at 3:50 PM
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the CINDE office is currently closed. Emails and phone calls are being returned during this time and online training is still available.

This closure includes all workshops, exams, and courses until June 15th in both Alberta and Ontario locations. We are contacting all course students as well as workshop and exam candidates via their contact information within their CINDE Account area.

 
As we continue to evaluate the situation, we will provide further information on the status of our operations. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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