Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA)
TSSA is a not-for-profit, self-funded organization dedicated to enhancing public safety. With headquarters in Toronto, TSSA employs approximately 380 staff, 70 percent of whom work in operations. Governed by a 13-member board of directors, TSSA is accountable to the Ontario government, the residents of Ontario and its other stakeholders. TSSA funds its operations by charging its industry customers a fee for the services it provides. Safety Value Chain and Value Proposition: While TSSA is required to enforce the Technical Standards and Safety Act and regulations, the organization has embraced a much broader role than compliance. Through both promotion and enforcement actions, TSSA seeks to continuously improve safety. TSSA cannot respond to all public safety risks through compliance actions. Many incidents are caused by operator or user behaviour and can at best only be influenced by TSSA. As a result, TSSA seeks to act as both a regulator and an advocate – firmly committed to improving safety.