Beneath your feet, on any city street or property line, there’s an underworld of infrastructure: everything from pipes that carry fuel to rows of cables that run electricity, landlines, internet – all the things that keep you connected and cozy in your home. But if you hit one, disastrous things can happen. Even a minor scrape from a shovel or
TSSA’s Fuels Safety Program recently adopted the new CSA Z247 Code for damage prevention to underground infrastructure – effective April 1, 2017. To align with this standard, TSSA is updating the current Excavation Guideline, which is under final review by stakeholders, including the Electrical Safety Authority. Highlights include: updating definitions to align with CSA Z247, TSSA, ESA and Ontario One
In this edition of Ask TSSA, Mark Westen, TSSA Fuels Inspector and Training/Certification Advisor, provides a few quick answers in this short clip.
TSSA’s Fuels Safety Program has investigated incidents where the OPW 241 TPS swivel, a fuel pump device that provides rotation for easy nozzle positioning, has failed.
TSSA is offering full-day workshops across the province through May and June on new Propane Installation Codes and Fuel Code 2016.
TSSA’s Fuels Safety Program recently attended a popular conference for the food service industry at the Restaurants Canada Show – from Feb 26-28, 2017 – to promote important fuel safety matters, TSSA’s work behind public safety and the role that commercial establishments play.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety and awareness has been one of TSSA’s most significant, risk-informed strategies for several years. As a leading cause of accidental poisonings in Ontario, CO awareness is a top priority for consumer awareness and keeping Ontarians safe.
In this episode of Safety Matters, TSSA’s Director of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers Mike Adams joins host Greg Kerr to talk about new developments and current issues in the BPV/OE sector.
Codes and regulations are periodically reviewed and updated to reflect both advances in technology and identified risks to protect the user, the environment and the public. TSSA adopts national codes from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and may make amendments that pertain to Ontario and its high standards for safety, aptly named a Code Adoption Document (CAD). With that in
TSSA’s Public Safety Risk Management (PSRM) team recently met with government and regulatory partners as well as public health agencies and non-profits from Europe, USA and Canada for an engaging symposium on the public health risks of carbon monoxide (CO).
Hundreds of companies across the country participate in The Learning Partnership’s Take Our Kids to Work – Outstanding Employer Awards – and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) won! “To be chosen is quite an accomplishment,” says Brenda Buchanan, TSSA’s Vice President of Human Resources and Training. “Thanks to the coordinated effort of staff and a video that we
In this episode of Safety Matters, TSSA’s Director of Fuels Safety John Marshall joins host Greg Kerr to talk about new developments and current issues in the fuels sector.
TSSA celebrated its 2016 Safety Award recipients – Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (Ontario) and Six Nations Natural Gas – at the organization’s annual general meeting held last week in Toronto.
TSSA to Host First International Conference on Carbon Monoxide Risk Assessment & Management in November
TSSA’s focus on tackling carbon monoxide (CO) has manifested itself in a wide variety of initiatives over the years, and this November, will include hosting the first International Conference on Carbon Monoxide Risk Management in Toronto.
Beneath your feet, on any city street or property line, there’s an underworld of infrastructure: everything from pipes that carry