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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.

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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.

Call for Comments – Proposed Fuel Oil Code Adoption Document

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA) Fuels Safety Program regulates the safe transport, storage, handling and use of fuels, such as fuel oil and diesel. TSSA’s primary objective is to ensure public safety at installations that use fuel oil, including installations that fuel generators, fire pumps, heating furnaces, water heaters, and boilers. Improper storage and handling of fuel oil

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Introducing TSSA’s New OE Chief Officer

Mike Adams, TSSA’s Statutory Director for both the Boiler and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers Safety Programs, (BPV/OE), has been appointed TSSA’s OE Chief Officer.

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TSSA Operating Engineers Chief Officer Retires

After nearly two decades of dedicated service with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), John W. B. Coulter, Manager and Chief Officer of TSSA’s Operating Engineers Safety Program, retired on July 31, 2015.

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Calypso Water Park Fined $400K for Safety Violations

The Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa levied a record $400,000 fine plus a mandatory 25% victim surcharge for a total penalty of $500,000 against Calypso Water Park, an Ottawa area theme park, for violating provincial safety laws.


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Get the Real Dirt on Safety

Beneath your feet, on any city street or property line, there’s an underworld of infrastructure: everything from pipes that carry

New Excavation Guidelines

TSSA’s Fuels Safety Program recently adopted the new CSA Z247 Code for damage prevention to underground infrastructure – effective April