New Sudbury digs for Workplace Safety North

North Bay-headquartered Workplace Safety North (WSN) cut the ribbon on a new Sudbury office, April 18.

Located at 235 Cedar Street, the location also provides space for the Ontario Mine Rescue office.

WSN is one of four sector-based health and safety associations in Ontario, providing occupational health and safety training and services for mining, forestry and businesses across Northern Ontario.

“In addition to being the home of Ontario Mine Rescue headquarters,” said WSN president-CEO Candys Ballanger-Michaud in a press release, “the new location at 235 Cedar Street offers a state-of-the-art learning environment with additional classroom training facilities for Ministry-approved health and safety training, including mining supervisor common core, working at heights, and mine rescue. We plan to move in by the end of May.

“Last year, staff provided almost 2,000 occupational health and safety training sessions across the province, so this move comes at a good time as the new building offers additional classroom space. The building also serves as a centre of innovation for workplace health and safety in northern Ontario, a place for researchers and partners to meet, collaborate, and share knowledge.”

“The Ontario Mine Rescue program has been in the hearts and minds of Sudbury miners for generations,” said Ted Hanley, Ontario Mine Rescue general manager, “and we’re proud to see the improved Sudbury District Mine Rescue Station relocate to a great facility in the heart of Greater Sudbury. We look forward to working with all the Ontario Mine Rescue volunteers from the Sudbury and Onaping Districts as together we develop new and innovative ways to prepare for the mine emergencies we hope will never occur.”

The office opening coincides with the opening of Workplace Safety North’s annual mining health and safety conference in Sudbury, April 18-20. More than 250 delegates from across the province, and offers free livestreaming of conference sessions to a global audience.

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