Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is now offering a support and education program aimed at improving compliance with safety standards.
According to the TSSA’s press release, the new Compliance Support Program is focused on assisting owners and operators to meet their obligations with minimal impact on their business, leading to safer outcomes. This voluntary, innovative initiative was developed with input from an industry working group who were tasked to find ways to improve safety while reducing unnecessary regulatory burden.
The program will be offered to all operators and owners regulated by TSSA including elevators, amusement devices, ski lifts, boilers and pressure vessels, gas stations, propane facilities and contractors.
“Inspections and enforcement and even prosecutions are simply not enough to significantly reduce the number of accidents in Ontario,” said Bonnie Rose, TSSA President and CEO in the organization’s press release.
“The program is the first major move in TSSA’s transformation to an Outcome-Based Regulator that will see TSSA transition from inspection and enforcement-based organization to one that also uses collaboration, partnerships and education to improve compliance with safety standards.”