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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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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,

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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.

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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

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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.”


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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

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Feedback on BPV Code Adoption

Codes and regulations are periodically reviewed and updated to reflect both advances in technology and identified risks to protect the