TORONTO — Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) recently presented Impact Safety Awards to Socrates Furtado of SNC-Lavalin and Andre Meyer of Quality Allied Elevators.
The safety awards recognize individuals and organizations working in sectors regulated by the TSSA who have demonstrated leadership in making safety a priority in the workplace and have made significant contributions to public safety in Ontario, stated a recent release.
Furtado is a certificated first-class engineer who works at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority cogeneration and central utilities plant as manager, operations and maintenance.
“Socrates Furtado is a dedicated safety advocate and his commitment to education and innovation is an excellent example of the type of leadership we are proud to highlight with our Impact Safety Awards,” said Ajay Raval, director of boilers, pressure vessels and operating engineers with the TSSA, in a statement.
Meyer’s job requires him to ensure that everyone at Quality Allied Elevator has advanced training of all TSSA and manufacturer recommended education. He leads training sessions and presentations to field employees on a variety of safety measures.
“Andre Meyer shows true leadership and strong dedication to safety,” said Roger Neate, director of elevating and amusement devices. “His willingness to go above and beyond established safety protocols and training makes him a safety champion and industry role model.”
The TSSA is one of Ontario’s public safety regulators mandated by the Government of Ontario to enforce provincial safety regulations. The agency regulates the safety of amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers and ski lifts.