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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.

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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Fuels Safety Industry Workshops

TSSA is offering full-day workshops across the province through May and June on new Propane Installation Codes and Fuel Code

Safety Matters – Lowering the Heat in the Kitchen

TSSA’s Fuels Safety Program recently attended a popular conference for the food service industry at the Restaurants Canada Show –