Industry Workshops for the New Ontario Fuel Oil Code (FS-219-16)

TSSA is offering workshops in a variety of locations across the province this June to provide industry stakeholders with what they need to know – from both regulatory and technical standpoints – about the new Fuel Oil Code CAD (FS-219-16). 

Q&A with TSSA – Drip Pocket Requirements

The B149-1-10 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code requires that drip pockets be installed at the bottom of the riser or the final drop line serving the appliance.

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Safety Matters – When do Elevator Ropes Need Replacing?

In this episode of Safety Matters, ED/AD Regional Supervisor Rene Karavas demonstrates the conditions in which elevator hoist ropes require replacement.

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Q&A with TSSA – High-Risk Pit Entry

Accessing and performing inspections in elevator pits is dangerous work. Falling, coming into contact with machinery and exposure to oil and debris in the pit are just a few of the potential hazards.

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Safety Matters – Flying Wonderland

TSSA is exploring the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as UAVs) for inspections.  UAVs can easily access the tight spaces and dizzying heights typical of an amusement ride to provide the close-up examination inspectors need with less risk to their personal safety.

Changes Coming January 1, 2016 to Enbridge Gas Residential Construction Heat Program

Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) is implementing a significant change to their Residential Construction Heat Program. Effective January 1, 2016, the construction heat “affidavit program" will be discontinued, i.e. Enbridge will no longer permit Third Party Activations for construction heat.

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The Future of Risk-Informed Resource Allocation

TSSA’s Public Safety Risk Management (PSRM) team recently met with government and regulatory agencies from Europe, USA and Canada for an engaging workshop on the integration of the science-based design for risk-informed resource allocation.

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Director’s Update – Mike Adams, BPV/OE Safety Program

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.

Multi-Agency Effort Shuts Down Manufacturer/Distributor of Unapproved Industrial Gas Ovens

Based on a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) investigation, Toronto Police and TSSA Fuels Safety inspectors executed a search warrant earlier this week against Kitchen Queen, a Toronto-based manufacturer of fuel-fired kitchen equipment alleged to have manufactured and distributed unapproved equipment and forged CSA rating plates.

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Director’s Update – Roger Neate, Elevating & Amusement Devices

In this episode of Safety Matters, TSSA’s Director of Elevating Devices Roger Neate joins host Greg Kerr to talk about new developments, current industry issues and new code adoption.

Director’s Update, John Marshall, Fuels Safety Program

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.

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TSSA Issues Inaugural Public Safety Awards

A Ryerson University professor who studies the safety of roller coasters and other amusement rides; a firefighter from Perth County turned film producer; a safety advocate who lost four members of his family to carbon monoxide poisoning; and, an industry association focused on protecting underground infrastructure were honoured as the winners of TSSA’s inaugural safety awards.

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Director’s Update – Dara Vorkapic, USA Safety Program

In this episode of Safety Matters, TSSA’s Director of Upholstered and Stuffed Articles (USA) Safety Dara Vorkapic joins host Greg Kerr to talk about new developments and current issues in the USA sector.


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International CO Conference – Final Report/Presentations

A report summarizing the findings of TSSA’ first international conference on carbon monoxide is now available.

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Elevator Safety Videos – Be Safe Not Sorry

TSSA recently put together four dramatic safety videos – Be Safe Not Sorry – highlighting known risks with elevators and unsafe riding behaviour.