Nominations Open for Second Annual TSSA Safety Awards

 

Annual awards acknowledge leaders in public safety

TORONTO, March 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's public safety regulator, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is accepting nominations for its second annual Safety Awards.

TSSA's Safety Awards program celebrates individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to public safety in Ontario in TSSA's regulated sectors: Fuels; Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers; Elevating and Amusement Devices and Ski Lifts; and, Upholstered and Stuffed Articles.

The four recipients of the inaugural awards included a Ryerson University professor who studies the safety of roller coasters and other amusement rides; a firefighter from Perth County turned film producer; a safety advocate who lost four members of his family to carbon monoxide poisoning; and, an industry association focused on protecting underground infrastructure.

"We were proud to acknowledge this diverse group for their public safety passion – they embody the spirit of partnership that is fundamental to public safety," said Michael Beard, TSSA's President and CEO. "We know that there are many more individuals and organizations throughout the province who deserve to be recognized for their contribution to safety, and that's what makes this award program so important."

Nominations of individuals and organizations working in TSSA's regulated sectors - fuels, elevating and amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, operating engineers, ski lifts and upholstered and stuffed articles – will be accepted until June 1 for this year's awards to be held September 27 in Toronto.

Additional details and the nomination form are available on TSSA's corporate website at:
https://www.tssa.org/regulated/about/safetyawards.aspx.

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is Ontario's public safety regulator mandated by the Government of Ontario to enforce provincial safety regulations and enhance public safety in key sectors of the provincial economy:  Amusement Devices, Boilers and Pressure Vessels, Elevating Devices, Fuels, Operating Engineers, Ski Lifts, and Upholstered and Stuffed Articles. TSSA's range of safety services include public education and consumer information, certification, licensing and registration, engineering design review, inspections, investigations, safety management consultation, and enforcement and prosecution activities. The organization's vision is to be a valued advocate and recognized authority in public safety.

SOURCE Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Stakeholder Communications Group

Video with caption: "Video: The Tenacious One – John Gignac, Hawkins-Gignac Foundation, LEGACY Award recipient". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08yVmIMkVO8

Video with caption: "Video: The Real Dirt on Safety – Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA), LEGACY Award recipient". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNGbQIalBJc

Video with caption: "Video: The CO Safety Collective – West Perth and Perth East Fire Departments, IMPACT Award recipient". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzaY35JtpXY

Video with caption: "Video: Putting the Thrill in Safety – Dr. Kathryn Woodcock, IMPACT Award recipient". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=186hdYM_Ewc

Image with caption: "2015 TSSA Safety Award Recipients. From left to right - Jim Douglas (ORCGA), Dr. Kathryn Woodcock, Ryerson University, John Gignac, Hawkins-Gignac Foundation, Todd McKone, Perth County Fire Departments (CNW Group/Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Stakeholder Communications Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160303_C5586_PHOTO_EN_635039.jpg

For further information: Wilson Lee, Spokesperson, Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Telephone: 1-877-682-8772, Email: media@tssa.org; For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit www.tssa.org.

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