Workplace Safety North has appointed a new transitional manager for Ontario Mine Rescue.
Ted Hanley will work with current manager Alex Gryska during the interim until Gryska’s retirement next summer. Hanley will assess the administration of the provincial mine rescue program and engage mining companies and other stakeholders in strategic discussions to develop a roadmap for the next generation of the program.
Hanley, a mining engineer based out of Timmins, has been an active volunteer with Ontario Mine Rescue since 2008 and a dedicated member of the mine rescue competition team at Glencore Kidd Operations. He will relocate to Sudbury for the new position.
“What attracted me to Ontario Mine Rescue is the strength of its people and the specialized knowledge and skillset they possess,” Hanley said in a release. “The program has a tremendous opportunity as one of the most highly trained, specialized mine-rescue organizations to be at the leading edge of mining emergency response.”
Hanley said the organization is entering a period of transition as new people arrive to replace retiring members. A challenge during this time will be to retain core knowledge while fostering growth and development.