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How safe are elevators?

According to the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), which regulates elevators and escalators in the Canadian province of Ontario, people are 800 times more likely to be killed in a car than by using a vertical-transportation (VT) conveyance, but VT...

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Elevator repair bill in Ontario

What initially looked like a private member's bill that was never likely to be taken seriously, has gained new credibility as part of the Wynne governments announced "fair housing plan". Requiring elevators to be repaired in a timely fashion and requiring developers...

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Elevators are on the media’s radar…

News media has a tendency to stick with one theme as long as it is hot.  Lately, the reliability of elevators appears to be on the hot list. This link to a recent story raises the issue of what happens as condominiums get taller, elevators more complex and and relying...

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Elevator maintenance contracts

There has always been a disparity between elevator maintenance contracts written by elevator manufacturers versus those written by building owner advocates such as consultants.  Manufacturer-written documents tend to be very vague about frequency of maintenance tasks...

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many changes in elevator consulting industry

We have been noticing many changes in the elevator consulting industry - mergers, acquisitions etc.  Persons who are laid off from an elevator contractor one day become a consultant the next day. Here at Rooney, Irving however there are no ownership or lead consultant...

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Northern closing

ThyssenKrupp North America has announced that their Canadian factory, where they produced "Northern" elevator systems, will be closed by summer 2016.  We presume that will be the end of the Northern product line including Normic 3200 elevator controls that are...

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OHSA elevator guarding issue rears its ugly head again:

OHSA elevator guarding issue rears its ugly head again: Court Bulletin Property Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Suffers Injuries to Hands June 5, 2015 3:40 P.M. Ministry of Labour TORONTO, ON - Oxford Properties Group Inc., a large owner of properties with holdings...

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