TORONTO, ON, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ten-year averages for all TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) regulated industries and By comparison, public safety in Ontario continues to improve. A safety report was issued today. The report was launched alongside the TSSA’s 2022 Annual Report during the TSSA’s annual public meeting.
TSSA Director of Strategic Analysis Viola Dessanti said: “After a very unusual reporting year, with so many lockdowns and closures due to the pandemic, we expected some increase in incidents as activity began to return to pre-pandemic levels. ”
Safety snapshot state
As Ontario’s public safety regulator, TSSA administers technical safety regulations for recreational equipment, boilers, pressure vessels, lifting equipment, fuels, operator technicians and ski lifts to enhance public safety in the province. TSSA’s Public Safety Report presents safety data collected by TSSA, including the number of reported accidents and injuries and the severity of injuries.
During this reporting period (May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, TSSA’s fiscal year 2022), 5% more incidents were reported to the TSSA compared to the 2021 reporting year. rice field. However, the number of incidents in 2022 is 16% lower than the 10-year average.
Similarly, in 2022, there will more than double the number of injuries across all areas of the TSSA safety program compared to 2021, but the number of injuries will decrease by 22% compared to the 10-year average. did.
Safety programs deliver promising results
As an outcome-based regulator, TSSA uses data to understand risk, shape an oversight framework, better target risk, and develop procedures and programs to support compliance from regulated parties. To do.
In May 2021, the TSSA implemented a program to restore expired licenses to ensure that regulated entities renew their licenses in a timely manner and do not operate without a valid license. Active authorization is essential for TSSA to effectively monitor the activities of businesses, facilities and devices operating in the state and collect the data necessary to validate knowledge, competence and qualifications. Since the program’s inception, 94% of expired approvals in fiscal 2022 have been resolved by either renewal or shutdown.
TSSA President and CEO Bonnie Rose said:
In 2019, TSSA launched its first major outcome-based regulatory initiative, the Compliance Support Program. As part of this support-focused program, TSSA will use data to identify and provide opportunities to work directly with regulated stakeholders with high-risk operations and devices. Work with TSSA to address specific compliance violations. Since the program’s inception through the end of this reporting period, 160 regulated stakeholders with operations and devices deemed high risk have received free education and engagement to address specific safety issues. I was. 87% of these stakeholders see an improvement in their overall risk score.
“The early results of these safety programs are very encouraging,” said Rose. “We will continue to monitor the data and analyze trends to better understand how we can continue to use evidence to meet our goals of making Ontario safer and reduce the potential for harm to the public. I will continue.”
For a complete picture of public safety in Ontario, visit TSSA’s 2022 Public Safety Report at www.tssa.org. This report includes case studies depicting some of the harmful incidents that have occurred in Ontario over the past year, along with actions taken and lessons learned.
Across Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Agency (TSSA) administers provincial safety regulations to enhance public safety. TSSA regulates the safety of recreational equipment, boilers, pressure vessels, lifting equipment, fuels, operator technicians and ski lifts. Its wide range of safety services includes public education accreditation, engineering design reviews, inspections, investigations, compliance support, enforcement and prosecution activities.
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