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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...
Stay Safe this Spring with TSSA’s Seasonal Flooding Safety Tips
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 11:04 AM
Toronto, ON, April 25, 2023 – With snow melt and spring showers increasing the risk of flooding around this time of year, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) cautions Ontarians to be aware of fuels and elevator related hazards that can occur during flooding conditions. When flooding occurs, key energy infrastructures can become temporarily out of commission, tempting residents to turn to alternatives that may be unsafe.
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- Portable, fuel-fired appliances designed for...
Nominations Open for TSSA Safety Awards 2023
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023 09:30 AM
Annual awards return to honour leaders in public safety
March 30, 2023 - The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Safety Awards honouring Ontario leaders in public safety.
TSSA presents Safety Awards every year to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Ontario’s public safety in TSSA’s regulated sectors: Fuels; Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers; Elevating and Amusement Devices and Ski Lifts.
System Upgrade Now Live with Enhanced Functionalities
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 01:45 PM
TSSA’s new IT business solution supports and simplifies critical business functions
March 1, 2023
The third and final phase of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA) system upgrade was completed and went live on March 1, 2023.
The system upgrade introduces the following enhanced functionalities for customers of the Elevating and Amusement Devices and Ski Lifts (ED/AD Ski) Safety Program:
- Centralized Inspection Scheduling: Improves customer experience by providing one point of contact...
Webinar on Compliance Standards for Elevators and Escalators
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2023 05:15 AM
Compliance Standards for Elevators & Escalators Launching on March 1, 2023
TSSA is hosting a live webinar on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 11 a.m. to noon (Eastern Time) to provide attendees with information about the new Compliance Standards for elevators and escalators.
Effective March 1, 2023, elevators (hydraulic and electric/traction) and escalators will be subject to TSSA’s new Compliance Standards: