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orFa continues to monitor a variety of topics that have or may impact the recreation facilities
industry. the following topics are currently being monitored for member awareness. Should
members have additional input to these or other emerging topics, please contact terry piche,
orFa technical director at email@example.com or graham nesbitt, orFa coordinator, training and
development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSSA Examination Requirements for Compressor
and Refrigeration Operators
The essay format requirement for Compressor and
Refrigeration Operator B has been eliminated and Refrigeration
Operator A exams no longer include a multiple-choice component. Please refer to the chart below for details.
ExAmInATIon REquIREmEnTS EffECTIvE JAnuARy 1, 2016
150 multiple-choice questions
Refrigeration operator B
150 multiple-choice questions
Refrigeration operator A
Essay-type, consisting of 5 questions
The Operating Engineer Chief Officer's decision to enact these changes
reduces the burden on those entering the profession without compromising
safety or efficacy of the process.
These changes harmonizes Ontario requirements with all other Canadian
jurisdictions (British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
and Newfoundland and Labrador) who regulate the 'Refrigeration B' industry,
and subscribe to the SOPEEC singular examination model.
The remaining jurisdictions, with the exception of Quebec, which has
adopted different standards, do not regulate the refrigeration industry.
What does this mean to me?
If you've successfully written your RB-1 or C-1
exam, and met all other prerequisites for certification, you are now eligible for certification!
I've already registered and paid to
write the exam. Will I get a refund?
No. The fee you've paid will be applied toward
the cost of your Operator initial certification
fee. Please contact the TSSA Certification and
Examinations department at 416-734-3590 for
What does this mean for Ontario?
More qualified certificate holders available
to meet local demand.
If you have any questions, please contact
TSSA's Certification and Examination
department at 416-734-3590 or email
Radon - Bill 11 Update
Bill 11 is proposed legislation titled Radon Awareness and Prevention
Act, 2014. It has currently passed the second reading. If enacted employers will be required to monitor for radon levels in any workplace
This proposed legislation includes articles that would require the
* educate the public about radon gas exposure;
* promote the measurement of radon levels in residential dwellings;
* require the province to measure radon levels in every provincially
* require building owners to measure radon levels in every workplace;
* to take steps to remediate the exposure levels to levels below
* amend the Building Code Act to require any dwelling be constructed
to minimize radon entry and facilitate post-construction removal.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Spring 2016
Rink on the Roof
ORFA Professional Development Pillars
A World without Grass
Asset Management for Public Facilities
Modernization of Safe Food and Water Regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
Health & Safety
An Amazing Transformation
Hockey Injury Lawsuit Dismissed
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Spring 2016