Battery Electric Vehicle Symposium

Assessing risks and managing hazards of newer technology

You’re invited to attend a one-day mining safety event on battery electric vehicles, hosted by Workplace Safety North (WSN) and Cambrian College on Thursday, February 15, 2024 in Sudbury, ON.

Mining industry professionals will gather for the opportunity to network and share knowledge about the risks associated with battery-powered equipment and explore ways to manage hazards.

Who should attend:

  • General managers
  • Mine managers
  • Health and safety managers
  • Supervisors
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee representatives
  • Maintenance and procurement professionals


8:30 - 8:45 am
Opening remarks
Workplace Safety North and Cambrian College

8:45 - 9:30 am
Environmental Impacts: A Comparative Study on Noise and Air Quality in Diesel and EV Mobile Equipment
Anthony Griffiths, Business Development Manager, MacLean Engineering

9:30 - 10:15 am
Industry Battery Electric Vehicle Equipment Fires - Case Studies
Norm Ladouceur, Corporate Manager of Health and Safety, Agnico Eagle Mines

10:15 - 10:45 am
Networking break

10:45 - 11:00 am
Michelle Boileau, Mayor of Timmins

11:00 – 11:45 am
Plugged In and Prepared: Understanding Training Needs for Electric Mobile Mining Equipment
David Lyon, Mechanical Engineer and President, Zero Nexus

11:45 - 11:50 am 


Paul Lefebvre, Mayor of Greater Sudbury

12:00 - 12:45 pm
Lunch and networking Break

12:45 - 1:30 pm
Powering Up: Safely Creating a Battery Electric Vehicle Mine

Gertjan Bekkers, Vice President of Mines Technical Services, Torex Gold Resources

Mike Mayhew, Founder, Mayhew Performance

1:30 – 2:15 pm
Mining the Fuel for the Electric Vehicle Revolution and Ontario’s Growing Supply Chain
George Pirie, Ontario Minister of Mines

2:15 pm
Closing remarks

Workplace Safety North and Cambrian College

2:20 – 3:00 pm
On-site tour of Cambrian College Electric Vehicle Lab
Steve Gravel, Manager, Centre for Smart Mining, Cambrian College


Only Free virtual attendance available. In-person attendance is sold out.

Cancellation policy

Registrants who provide written notice of cancellation at least one week prior to event start date will not be charged. Less than one week notice of cancellation or non-attendance will incur the full cost of registration. Participant substitutions may be made any time prior to the start of the event.

WSN reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event. Registrants will be informed of any cancellations at least one week prior to the event start date. WSN liability is limited to the registration fee.

Contact information

For more information, please contact:

Paige Jones
Marketing and Events Assistant

Resources and past events

Battery Electric Vehicles - Workplace Safety North

One-Day Symposium: Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines - 2023

Virtual Symposium: Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines - 2021

One-Day Symposium: Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines - 2020

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