2019 Conference Proceedings

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mine Rescue – Luxury or Necessity?
Alex Gryska, International Mines Rescue Body

Mine Emergency Risk, Readiness, and Training
Dr. Jeffery Kravitz, JHK & Associates Consulting

Underground Mine Emergency Response Training
Josh Caldwell, West Virginia University

Challenges of mine rescue in expanding mine operations
Kent Armstrong, Dräger

Starting an underground mine rescue program at a remote site: Vale Voisey Bay’s new underground mine
Sid Pain

Why we train: Overcoming challenges faced at the 18-hour Vale South Mine fire call-out
Glen Duffy, Vale - Sudbury Operations

Physiological responses of mine rescuer worker 
Dr. Sandra Dorman, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH)

Mine Rescue as a development tool for young workers: Experiences of the Laurentian University Mine Rescue Club
Brenna Greenwood and Justin So, Laurentian University

Beyond the Response Phase! Building Emergency Management Programs in the Mining Sector
Paula Gibson, Glencore – Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations

Cold weather considerations for mine health and safety management practices
Robert Stoyanoff, Golder

Challenges and rewards in working safely in the far north
Kenneth Elliott, Blumetric

Using the BCRSP Certification schemes and years of collective expertise in delivering competency assessments
Tom Welton, Workplace Safety North

Disruptive new sensor for monitoring rock bolt load and assessing rock movement
Yves Quenneville Yves Quenneville, National Research Council

The Digital Tagboard – Solving tagboard incidents
Yvan Brulé, TopVu (K4 Integration)

Improved access to health and safety training using the virtual classroom
Kelly Ann Smith, Workplace Safety North

Welding Safety
Judith Nelson

Belt Conveyor Guarding
Glenn Staskus, Ministry of Labour

Digital dementia: We are losing our minds!
Lisa Lounsbury, New Day Wellness

Panel: Hazards Associated with Mobile Equipment Operation: Fatigue, Line-of-Sight and Situational Awareness, and Vibration and Posture
Dr. Tammy Eger, Dr. Alison Godwin and Dr. Sandra Dorman, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health

Preventing Occupational Disease: Tools and Action
Kimberly O’Connell, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Occupational Diseases in the Ontario Mining Industry: An update from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre
Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

DrugTest 5000: What’s your tolerance?
Sandi Davis John, Draegar