Nominations Open for TSSA Safety Awards 2023


Category: Awards and Excellence

Mar 30, 2023


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.

The 2023 Safety Awards recipients will be announced at TSSA’s annual public meeting on September 21, 2023. Organizations or individuals can be nominated in two award categories recognizing acts and initiatives that enhance public safety for Ontarians:

  • Impact Awards highlight significant contributions to safety or a significant initiative or project that go above and beyond regulatory compliance.
  • Legacy Awards recognize the impact over time for persons or organizations that have demonstrated a history of safety conscientiousness.

The following were recipients of TSSA’s Safety Awards in 2022:

-          Dave Little, Atura Power — Brighton Beach Generating Station Chief Operating Engineer

Individual Legacy Safety Award Recipient

As Chief Operating Engineer at Atura Power’s Brighton Beach Generating Station, Dave Little ensures the safe and reliable operation of a power plant, working with the operators, maintenance team, contractors and TSSA to make sure all the plant’s regulatory obligations are met.

-          Rick Hicks, Delta Elevator, Training and Development Supervisor

Individual Legacy Safety Award Recipient

Rick began his career at Delta Elevator 30 years ago as an apprentice. He rose through the ranks, assuming such roles as Crew Leader and Field Operations Supervisor of the GTA branch, before becoming the organization’s Training and Development Supervisor in 2013. Rick is now a mentor to young workers whose shoes he was in three decades ago.

Bonnie Rose, President and CEO of TSSA, says recognizing safety leadership is an important part of the public safety regulator’s work to promote awareness of and encourage best practices.

“TSSA recognizes the positive impact individuals and organizations can have on their industry and the community,” says Rose. “TSSA’s annual Safety Awards is an important platform to highlight the important efforts of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Ontario a safer place.”

Nominations of individuals and organizations working in TSSA’s regulated sectors will be accepted until June 2, 2023. Online nomination forms can be accessed at TSSA’s website. 

About TSSA

Throughout Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) enforces provincial safety regulations and enhances public safety. TSSA regulates the safety of amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, and ski lifts. Its range of safety services includes public education, certification, licensing and registration, engineering design review, inspections, investigations, safety management consultation, compliance support, enforcement, and prosecution activities.