Phase One Re-audit Results

    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
has completed its analysis of the propane facilities inspected under phase one
of its re-audit action plan. The results are now being released consistent
with TSSA's commitment to the Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services
and the public to make this information available.
    There were a total of 196 sites audited. Of the 196 sites audited, 108
were found to have no non-compliances. At 81 sites, non-compliances that did
not constitute an immediate hazard were identified. For these sites,
compliance orders were issued with two to four week timelines for corrective
action. Most non-compliances that did not constitute an immediate hazard and
would be considered housekeeping items such as weeds too close to tanks,
painting, signage and fencing. Other common non-compliances that did not
constitute an immediate hazard included for example improper cylinder storage
or inadequate vehicle protection. TSSA will re-inspect these sites to verify
compliance with the orders issued. At seven sites, non-compliances that
constituted immediate hazards were identified. Six of these resulted from
discovery of Record of Training violations and other operational issues, and
one was due to a leak. For the sites where immediate hazards were found, they
were shut down until the hazard was corrected and verified by TSSA.
    The listing of the re-audited sites and reasons for the orders issued is
available on TSSA's website at
    TSSA will begin the re-audit of all remaining licensed propane filling
sites in Ontario on September 8, 2008. This re-audit program will be completed
by December 31, 2008. Once the analysis is complete, a summary report of the
findings and resultant actions will be issued.

    About TSSA

    TSSA is an innovative, self-funded, non-government organization focused
on delivering public safety services. It provides not-for-profit regulatory
safety services in industry sectors such as fuels, amusement devices,
elevating devices, ski lifts, boilers and pressure vessels, operating
engineers, and upholstered and stuffed articles. The organization's vision is
to be the world leader in public safety services.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Dave Lisle, Director, Public
Relations and Communications, TSSA, Telephone: 1-877-682-8772; Email:; For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety
Authority, please visit

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