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Robert Excavating Fined $15,000+ for Damaging Pipeline
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 09:00 AM
Robert Excavating Fined $15,000+ for Damaging PipelineSix homes evacuated, and 20 homes lost service
Toronto, ON, May 25, 2023 – Robert Excavating pled guilty last Thursday to damaging a pipeline, an offense under the Technical Standards and Safety Act. As a result of the damage, six Ottawa homes were evacuated, and 20 homes lost service. The Ontario Court of Justice ordered Robert Excavating to pay a total fine of $15,000, plus a 25 per cent victim surcharge.
In August 2021, Robert Excavating and...
Individual Fined $5,000 for Activating Natural-Gas Pool Heater Without Certification
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 08:57 AM
Individual Fined $5,000 for Activating Natural-Gas Pool Heater Without Certification, Resulting in Injury to Homeowner
Toronto, ON, May 25, 2023 – Jeffrey Payne, a plumber residing in Ottawa, pled guilty last Thursday to one count of activating a natural-gas pool heater without a TSSA-issued gas technician certificate, an offense under the Technical Standards and Safety Act. The Ontario Court of Justice ordered Payne to pay a $5,000 fine, plus 25 per cent victim surcharge.
In September 2022, Payne...
Director's Safety Order Addresses Risk of Bearing Failure
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 03:27 PM
Bearings on all Dover-Turnbull counterweights with 2-to-1 roping to be assessed and monitoredThe Technical Standards and Safety Authority has issued a Director’s Safety Order and an Advisory on the safety risk posed when a bearing on a 2-to-1 counterweight sheave arrangement fails.
- Director's Safety Order on Turnbull-Dover Elevator 2:1 Roped Counterweights:This safety order requires counterweight as outlined in the Order to be located, accessed and retrofitted. Compliance timelines include ensuring...
Get Off to a Sizzling Start Safely this May ‘2-4’ Long Weekend
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 03:48 PM
TORONTO, ON, May 17, 2023 – The countdown to the summer season is on and BBQs will be making their seasonal debut this May ‘2-4’ long weekend. As you prepare to light it up, make sure you light it right; the only fireworks you should be seeing are those in the sky.
To get sizzling keep these BBQ safety tips in mind:
Test for Leaks
- Clean burner ports and tubes; Use a pipe cleaner or wire to ensure burner ports are free of rust, dirt, spider webs or other debris.
- Check the hose leading from the gas tank...
Seminars on Alternate Process for Pressure Piping Inspection in Ontario
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 01:48 PM
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA) Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Program is hosting seminars in Toronto and Sarnia in June and July 2023 to help industry professionals understand the regulatory requirements relating to the voluntary Alternate Piping process. TSSA recently issued an advisory outlining a voluntary, alternate process to the existing inspection process for eligible piping fabrications and installations. The alternate process — available from May 1, 2023 —...