Mining safety conference opens to online audience

Mining safety conference

The annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) will open to virtual attendees for its 2022 event.

Focusing on the health, safety and wellbeing of workers in all roles within the mining industry, the conference is expected to have up to 1000 mining sector decision makers in attendance.

For the first time, the 32nd QMIHSC will be running with the option for virtual attendance for those unable to travel or limited by work commitments.

QMIHSC 2022 Chair, and chief inspector of Coal Mines for Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ), Peter Newman said this decision will maximise the transfer of information delivered at the four-day, in-person conference (21 – 24 August).

“The health and safety of resources workers always has been, and always will be, a core value in the resources sector,” Newman said.

“By opening this conference up to the virtual world, there are no longer barriers, borders or restrictions for the delegates who wish to immerse themselves in the impressive line-up of speakers and presenters from this year’s interactive program.”

“The advantage of offering online conference access is that it’s more convenient for more people, so we’re looking forward to presenting to our virtual and in-person audience later this month.”

“I expect the announcement will be warmly welcomed by interstate delegates and industry leaders.”

QMIHSC is the largest conference of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and features delegates and key industry decision makers from around the world, who are in attendance to hear from the world-leading health and safety experts presenting at the conference.

“It has been overwhelming to see the response from industry to the conference this year, after the Covid-related postponement over the past two years,” Newman said.

“The conference has attracted a wide range of world-class presenters, eager to share their expert knowledge and insights into critical health and safety issues and innovations in our industry.”

“We encourage all industry CEOs, senior leaders, mine workers and health and safety professionals working in Queensland’s resources sector to register for the conference, which offers a full program of topical sessions, case studies, workshops, award presentations, a gala dinner and so much more.”

“The conference is a key event on the mining industry calendar bringing together mine workers, support services, suppliers, unions, industry, regulators and government to work together to share ideas about new safety innovations and critical health techniques in the pursuit of our vision of an industry with zero serious harm.”

To register to attend in person or online, visit www.qmihsconference.org.au