TSSA Launches Safety Awards

Annual awards will acknowledge accomplishments in public safety

TORONTO, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario's public safety regulator, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), launched its inaugural Safety Awards program today.

The annual awards will acknowledge the exceptional accomplishments of individuals and organizations in public safety. The first awards will be presented at TSSA's annual general meeting scheduled for September 29, 2015 in Toronto.

"Ontario's enviable public safety record is the result of partnerships and collaborations between TSSA, industry partners, safety advocates and technical experts," said Michael Beard, TSSA's President and CEO. "These awards will recognize the contributions made by those who bring a level of greater safety awareness to the betterment of their businesses, their colleagues and the members of the public with whom they interact," he added.

Nominations of individual 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.

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

About TSSA

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. Throughout Ontario, TSSA regulates the safety of amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, ski lifts, and upholstered and stuffed articles. Its 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

For further information: Lynn Ramsay, Communications Advisor, Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Telephone: 1-416-734-2728; Email: media@tssa.org, For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit www.tssa.org.

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