Green Lights Environmental (GLE) does the things no one else wants to do.
"The difficult to dispose of waste chemicals is what we specialize in," explained Mike Moellenkamp, president and owner of GLE. "We thrive on your challenges."
Nine years ago, Moellenkamp started the Sudbury-based waste management, safety training and compliance company to fill the health and safely gaps he saw in Northern Ontario.
At the time, Moellenkamp was living a few hours south in Barrie working for a family-run environmental company.
He had worked in various fields, but the one thing all the jobs had in common was the opportunity for him to take a leadership role in health and safety.
"I was always the one who would step up to create training programs," said Moellenkamp.
Eventually, he started thinking about doing health and safely full time, and about moving back to his hometown.
"Through some of my contacts in the mining industry and other industries here in Northern Ontario, I heard there were waste streams no one would touch, that no one knew how to handle," said Moellenkamp.
He figured that was as good a place as any to start.
GLE started with waste management; not just removing the standard refuse like oil and paint, but the riskier waste like cyanides, toxics, and other volatile chemicals.
The company quickly grew in size and scope, and now includes comprehensive, customized health and safety training and compliance services for a broad range of industries and clients from mining companies to government departments like National Defence and Environment Canada.
They offer both instructor-led and e-learning online training on subjects that range from standard WHMIS to ladder safety to chemical spill clean-up.
"Hands-on, in-person is the best way to learn," said Moellenkamp. "But if you are limited by time, then we've got your solution."
GLE's training and activities are compliant with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the Ministry of Labour, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, Ontario Dental Association guidelines, Health Canada regulations and Regulation 347 of the Environmental Protection Act.
The company's broad range of offerings means they can take you through the entire process start to finish, from waste removal to health and safety auditing to compliance.
Moellenkamp recently added another project to his portfolio with MySDS.ca. The online material safety data sheet (MSDS) management system is a separate company from GLE...