Call for Papers – 2017 Mining Health and Safety Conference

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

19th annual conference next April 18-20, 2017 in Sudbury

Mining conference speaker Ray Fortin at podium
Ray Fortin, General Manager of Health and Safety at Cementation Canada, presents his paper, "Learning from other industries: How Cementation further developed its Serious Injury Prevention Program," at annual Mining Health and Safety Conference in Sudbury.

Themed “Innovations in mining safety,” the 19th annual Mining Health and Safety Conference, will be held in Sudbury next April 18 to 20, 2017. Each year, about 300 attendees gather to learn and share their knowledge about mining health and safety, and network with industry professionals. 

Workplace Safety North invites proposals for papers for its technical sessions held on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Presentations are a maximum of 30 minutes, including time allowed for participant questions. Key areas of focus include: 

  • Mining health and safety research
  • Mine rescue
  • Health and safety management systems
  • Communication technology
  • Occupational health hazards specific to underground work

As the premiere mining health and safety event in Canada, the conference will be live-streamed via webcast, and made available for viewing around the globe. 

“Presenting at the conference was an invigorating and rewarding experience,” says Ray Fortin, General Manager of Health and Safety at Cementation Canada, which also won the President's Award for health and safety in the Ontario mining sector this year. “It gave me an opportunity to give back to the mining community by sharing my knowledge, and it’s also an effective platform to connect with professionals within the industry.”

Associate Professor at Laurentian University, Tammy Eger attends the conference regularly. “If your research will benefit from feedback from the mining industry, or potentially impact occupational health and safety in mining, Workplace Safety North’s conference is an excellent forum for knowledge exchange," says Eger.

Those interested in presenting a paper at the 2017 Mining Health and Safety Conference, must complete the online ‘Call for Papers’ form by December 18, 2016. Successful candidates will be contacted in January 2017 with presentation date, time, and location.

For more information about the call for papers, please contact Micheline Souter at 705-474-7233 ext. 241 or


Mining health and safety conference webpage includes information and updates on speakers, accommodations, and more.

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