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Electrical Approval Requirements for Equipment and Installations subject to TSSA Approval
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 09:39 AM
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority has posted an advisory, "Electrical Approval Requirements for Equipment and Installations subject to TSSA Approval."
Fuels Safety Program reviews fuel systems and device design submissions to ensure compliance with the Technical Standards and Safety (TSS) Act and its adopted regulations, safety codes and standards. Applicable codes require that an electrical portion of the fuel system comply with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
To ensure that the...
Commissioning of and Putting Appliances into Use
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 12:38 PM
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority has posted an advisory on the responsibilities of contractors and certificate holders who install and commission gaseous appliances and fuel distributors who supply fuel to those appliances at residential homes, particularly during construction. The CSA B-149.1, Natural Gas and Propane Installation, code requires that all appliances be installed and commissioned in compliance with code and manufacturer’s instructions.
Please read advisory FS-262-23 for...
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...
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...