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

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

Special Buildings Inspection Program Pilot to Continue

As part of its broad responsibilities, TSSA’s Fuels Safety team launched a pilot inspection program of retirement and long-term care homes to assess safety risks associated with fuel-burning equipment such as kitchen appliances, clothes dryers, HVAC equipment, and standby generators. 

Certificate Requirement Eliminated for Retail Assembly of Portable Outdoor Fuel Appliances

New approach reduces burden on businesses while ensuring public safety. With BBQ season here, the timing is excellent. Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services  introduced amendments to the regulatory requirement that retail employees assembling propane and natural gas BBQs and other outdoor fuel appliances be TSSA-certified.

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TSSA Launches Safety Awards

TSSA believes that safety is a shared responsibility. We all share a desire to make Ontario safer. We all play a part in the safety system. And for that reason, TSSA launched its inaugural Safety Awards program in March 2015,

Can I Use My Portable Propane BBQ for Public Events?

If the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) manual says “Not for Commercial Use”, the answer is no. If there is no indication in the OEM manual related to the type of use for the BBQ, the answer is yes. You must have a copy of the owner’s manual for that specific make and model of BBQ.

Food Trucks (MFSE) – Annual Inspection versus Approval

When it comes to food trucks, what’s the difference between an annual inspection and an approval? First, it’s important to clarify just what TSSA defines as a food truck. From a regulatory perspective, food trucks and their mobile counterparts (hot dog carts and chip wagons, kettle corn makers, nut roasters, ranges, fryers and grills used at rib festivals, fairs or by street

Important Food Truck Licensing Information for Event Organizers & Vendor Permit Issuers

Are you organizing an event or fair? Renting out your property or facility for gatherings? Issuing vendor permits for food trucks?

Signage Requirements for Propane Cylinder Exchange Facilities

Under the Propane Code Adoption Document (CAD)  FS-211-14 issued last August, and effective October 1, 2014, propane cylinder exchange facilities are now required to have signage on entry doors that states “DO NOT BRING PROPANE CYLINDERS INTO THE BUILDING.”

TSSA to Convene Liquid Fuels Handling Code Public Consultations

TSSA is hosting a series of public consultations this May to provide interested stakeholders the opportunity to raise any issues and concerns they may have related to the proposed changes to the Liquid Fuels Handling Code (LFHC).

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

Mike Adams, TSSA’s Director of Boilers and Pressures Vessels and Operating Engineers (BPV/OE), joins host Greg Kerr to talk about recent developments and current issues in the BPV/OE sector. Interview Highlights New Ways to Connect Related Links

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. Interview Highlights Related Links

Gas Station & Marina Safety

TSSA’s Fuels Safety Program regulates the safe transport, storage, handling and use of fuels, such as natural gas, propane, fuel oil, gasoline, and diesel. Our primary objective is to ensure public safety at fuel facilities, like gas stations and marinas, and to protect the environment from contamination. TSSA ensures public safety by enforcing the safety regulations and codes for liquid

Northern Ontario Compliance Strategy – Gas Stations and Marinas

Recent consultations with northern Ontario stakeholders have identified significant challenges for some gas station and marina owner/operators in complying with regulatory requirements outlined in the Liquid Fuels Handling Code (LFHC).

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

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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