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.
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.