Call for Papers

Proposals due January 18, 2019

Each year, about 300 attendees gather to learn and share their knowledge about mining health and safety, and network with industry professionals. 

“Presenting at the Mining Health and Safety Conference is a good opportunity for researchers to share the practical outcomes of their applied research,” says Tammy Eger, Research Chair of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) and Associate Professor at Laurentian University. “If your research will benefit from feedback from the mining industry or potentially impact occupational health and safety in the mining industry, WSN's conference is an excellent forum for knowledge exchange.”

Themed ‘Preparing for high-risk emergencies in mines,’ the 21st annual Mining Health and Safety Conference celebrates the 90 year anniversary of Ontario Mine Rescue and will be held in Sudbury April 9 to 11, 2019. 

Workplace Safety North invites proposals for papers for its technical sessions held on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Presentations are a maximum of 30 minutes, including time allowed for participant questions. 

Key areas of focus include:

  • Emergency preparedness and mine rescue
  • Research and innovation
  • Safety culture and management systems
  • Workplace well-being and mental health 
  • Hazards specific to underground work

If you’re interested in presenting a paper at the annual WSN Mining Health and Safety conference, please complete the ‘Call for Papers’ form by January 18, 2019. Successful candidates will be contacted in February 2019 with presentation date, time and location.

Complete online Call for Papers form

For more information about the call for papers, please contact Gabrielle MacFarlane at 705-670-5707 ext. 310 or gabriellemacfarlane@workplacesafetynorth.ca.