Have your say about the Operating Engineers' Regulatory Review

The Government of Ontario has made changes to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000, to allow for the creation of alternate rules for the Operating Engineers Regulation. The rules will be created by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and approved by Minister of Government and Consumer Services.

The changes are intended to implement recommendations made by a panel of industry stakeholders to allow for adoption of a risk-based regulatory framework. Under this approach, businesses would have the option to either comply with the alternate rules or continue adhering to requirements in the current regulation.

These changes will simply the rules and provide flexibility for businesses to achieve regulatory compliance, reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and enhance public safety. The alternate rules will come into effect at a date to be communicated by TSSA and the Ministry.

TSSA is seeking feedback on the risk-based framework proposed for the Operating Engineers (OE) regulation. Interested parties can review the proposal summary and provide their comments by completing the Feedback Form. The detailed proposals are also available on this site as:

  1. Path 1 Risk-based regulatory framework
  2. Path 2 RSMP Regulatory Framework

To get started please review the Proposal Summary.

Comments may also be submitted by email to consultations@tssa.org or by mail to TSSA's head office at 345 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, ON M9W 6N9.

Help us improve the quality of our consultations by taking a moment to respond to the Consultation Survey.

The Government of Ontario has made changes to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000, to allow for the creation of alternate rules for the Operating Engineers Regulation. The rules will be created by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and approved by Minister of Government and Consumer Services.

The changes are intended to implement recommendations made by a panel of industry stakeholders to allow for adoption of a risk-based regulatory framework. Under this approach, businesses would have the option to either comply with the alternate rules or continue adhering to requirements in the current regulation.

These changes will simply the rules and provide flexibility for businesses to achieve regulatory compliance, reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and enhance public safety. The alternate rules will come into effect at a date to be communicated by TSSA and the Ministry.

TSSA is seeking feedback on the risk-based framework proposed for the Operating Engineers (OE) regulation. Interested parties can review the proposal summary and provide their comments by completing the Feedback Form. The detailed proposals are also available on this site as:

  1. Path 1 Risk-based regulatory framework
  2. Path 2 RSMP Regulatory Framework

To get started please review the Proposal Summary.

Comments may also be submitted by email to consultations@tssa.org or by mail to TSSA's head office at 345 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, ON M9W 6N9.

Help us improve the quality of our consultations by taking a moment to respond to the Consultation Survey.

Proposed Risk-Informed Framework

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) welcomes feedback and encourages interested parties to submit comments on the regulatory proposals by May 5, 2019. 

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Path 1 Plant Rating Proposal - Discussion Questions for Path 1

Under the Path 1 Proposal, total power rating (in kilowatt) and equipment type would no longer be the only factors used in rating plants. Other factors, which consider the public safety risk would be used to generate a risk score that would determine plant rating and supervision requirements. Such factors include the technology type, plant configuration, operating environment, process parameters and the degree of public exposure.

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Do you support the broad factors (technology type, plant configuration, equipment design, operating environment and degree of public exposure) proposed as inputs for estimating the risk score of plants?
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