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.
Did you Know?
Visit TSSA.org/Seasonal-Flooding-Safety for TSSA’s full seasonal flooding safety guide. Residents and businesses unsure of how flooding conditions may affect the safeness of specific TSSA-regulated devices should contact TSSA.
“CO is a leading cause of accidental poisonings in Ontario. That’s why it is so important that Ontario residents do not compound a hazardous situation, such as a flood, by exposing themselves and their families to CO by using fuel-fired devices in poorly ventilated areas.”
Director, Fuels Safety Program, TSSA
“Water leaking onto elevator components can damage the device and create a very dangerous situation for passengers. We would like to remind Ontarians to protect their wellbeing by refraining from elevator use in a flooded building.”
Director, Elevating and Amusement Devices Safety Program, TSSA
Throughout Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) administers 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 include public education authorization, engineering design review, inspections, investigations, compliance support, enforcement, and prosecution activities.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Technical Standards and Safety Authority