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The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is transforming the way it works, and HRAI is working closely with the TSSA to ensure HRAI members have an opportunity to offer input. 

Given the impact these changes have on HRAI’s membership and the sector in general, we proposed the TSSA hold four regional meetings across Ontario. The TSSA has agreed.

We are pleased to work in conjunction with our Ontario Chapter presidents and senior TSSA officials to organize these meetings. Please plan to attend and share this information with your networks.

HRAI’s goal with these meetings is twofold:

  • Inform members about TSSA changes
  • Give members the opportunity to provide input

Speakers and topics include:

  • Phil Simeon, Director, Regulatory Policy
    • New Business Model: TSSA is working to redesign its existing business model including examining its current fee structure for all its activities. 
    • Modern Regulator: TSSA’s is moving towards more proactively promoting a culture of safety and compliance. A key aspect of this change is an increase in analysis of available data to identify organizations that most need help and education regarding compliance and to identify devices with higher safety risks. 
    • Sandra Cooke, P.Eng. Ombudsman:
      • Ombudsman and Whistle-Blower Policy: Members were reminded that TSSA has an Ombudsman Officer. This role exists to assist stakeholders in resolving or addressing any issue prior to initiating more formalized processes.
      • The region’s TSSA inspector

The National Capital Chapter meeting:

Date: Wed. Dec. 4
Cost: $25 for members / $35 for non-members
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Contact Scott Papp – spapp@hrai.ca

Meetings in other regions will be confirmed within the next few weeks.

For more information, contact Scott Papp, Manager Membership & Divisional Programs at 1-800-267-2231 ext. or e-mail: spapp@hrai.ca