Queensland set for mining safety conference

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The 2018 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is set to take place from August 19–22 in Gold Coast. Embracing the theme, ‘Recognising opportunities together’, the event will see up to 700 delegates from the industry in attendance for four days of workshops, presentations, trade displays, a conference dinner and two sets of awards — one for innovation and another for health.

Key speakers announced for the event include Sean Brady, managing director of Brady Heywood, Kate du Preez, Office of the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, Andrew McMahon, chief executive officer of MATES in Mining, and Steve Flanagan, chief aircrewman for RACQ CQ Rescue and several more.

Topics of talks and papers run the gamut of mining safety ranging from automation to helicopter rescue, suicide prevention, vibration exposure in dozers, hand protection and dust management.

Event sponsors include a range of mining majors including Peabody, Glencore, Thiess, Downer, Yancoal, Caterpillar, BHP, Evolution and Anglo American, among others.

For more information about the event, the conference website can be found here.