Safety meetings on the docket

By |  July 19, 2022
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health's ErgoMine app provides an entire audit dedicated to haul trucks. Photo: P&Q Staff

Photo: P&Q Staff

A slew of mine safety conferences are coming up for industry professionals.

The 30th annual Oklahoma Mine Safety & Health Conference is scheduled for Aug. 23-25 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Oklahoma City. The conference, which the Oklahoma Miner Training Institute puts on, is designed to provide the industry with greater health and safety awareness.

This year’s conference workshops will address a variety of topics, including respirator use, electrical safety, workplace exams, bloodborne pathogens, powered haulage accident prevention, contractors in mining operations, drugs in the workplace, stress in the workplace, and safety related to stockpiles and waste.

Later this year, the National Mine Health & Safety Academy will play host to the Training Resources Applied to Mining Conference. The Oct. 11-13 meeting will be in Beaver, West Virginia.

This tuition-free conference will feature presentations from safety trainers whose insights will aid other training in improving their own training skills and programs with new ideas and materials. The conference will cover topics such as the gamification of training and innovative training design.

The annual Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference, meanwhile, will take place later in the year (Nov. 2-4) at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Hoover, Alabama.

According to the conference’s executive committee, the event aims to move the mining industry toward zero injuries and illnesses by providing educational and networking opportunities with regulatory representatives from across the health and safety spectrum.

The Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference will feature keynote speakers and educational sessions from safety professionals.

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