Ontario Mining Health and Safety Conference kicks off in Sudbury, new training office opens


CTV Northern Ontario
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:39PM EDT

A new training office in Sudbury officially opened its doors this week, in the midst of a major mining health and safety conference.

The Ontario Mining Health and Safety Conference is underway in the city, and it included a grand opening for a new facility in downtown Sudbury that will house two key organizations. 

A new office on Cedar Street will be home to all things related to occupational health and safety training and services; including courses in mining and forestry, working at heights and mine rescue.

“This is just the beginning of creating these types of community hubs throughout the north,” said Candys Ballanger-Michaud, Workplace Safety North president.

“We’re going to start off with Sudbury and our hope, in a couple of years, is to move towards Timmins and then to Thunder Bay and eventually out to some of the other communities, as the demand allows.”

Workplace Safety North said the plan is to be all moved in by the end of May.

The Ontario Mining Health and Safety Conference runs through Thursday. This story will be updated with more details from the conference