Government of Ontario

OFM - Fire Safety at Ontario's Recycling and Waste Handling Facilities

Technical Paper - August 1997  

PROTECTING THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT BY IMPROVING FIRE SAFETY AT ONTARIO'S RECYCLING AND WASTE HANDLING FACILITIES

(PDF version available on request at AskOFM)

August 1997

MISSION STATEMENT

"The Office of the Fire Marshal contributes to a safe environment from fire and other public safety hazards for the residents of Ontario, by providing leadership and expertise in the reduction or elimination of these hazards."

Ministry of Public Safety and Security
Office of the Fire Marshal
 

CONTENTS

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Purpose

4. Objectives

5. Key Issues

6. Recommendations

7. The Ontario Experience

1. 7.1  The Plastimet Story

2. 7.2  OFM Investigation

8. Scope of the Problem

9. Existing Legislation and Enforcement

1. 9.1  Regulatory Framework

2. 9.2  Ministry of Public Safety and Security & Correctional Services  

3. 9.3  Ministry of Environment and Energy

4. 9.4  Ministry of Labour

5. 9.5  Ministry of Health

6. 9.6  Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

10. Gaps to be Closed

11. Conclusion

ANNEX A - Gaps to be Closed 

Gaps in Existing Ontario Fire Code - Appendix 1

ANNEX B - Proposed Regulation for Closing Gaps 

National Fire Code - Appendix 1
Adding Part 4 to the Ontario Fire Code - Appendix 2

ANNEX C - Case Histories