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Program for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

2021 Virtual Mining Health and Safety Conference Program - Download, print, and plan your day

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8:30-9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Workplace Safety North CEO 
9:00-10:00 am
Opening Keynote: Drew Dudley
Founder of Day One Leadership featured on TED Talks
Drew Dudley is the founder of Day One Leadership which helps organizations around the world increase their leadership capacity. Prior to starting his own company, he spent eight years as DIrector of one of Canada's largest leadership development programs at the University of Toronto. Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people five continents, and been featured on Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes, and TED Talks.
10:05-10:50 am
Technical Breakout Sessions
Mining-Related Lower Back Injuries and the Compensation Process: An Injured Workers' Journey
Sherry Mongeau, PhD Candidate, School of Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian University
Masks: Breaking the Chain of Infection in the Workplace
Sandra Dorman, BScH, PhD, Full Professor and Faculty of Health Director, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health
Transforming Safety through Applied Drone technology
Mike Campigotto, President, SafeSight Exploration
Energy Optimization
Kristina van Lankvelt, Director of Wellness, Med-I-Well Services
10:50-11:05 am
Trade Show and Health Break

11:05-11:50 am
Technical Breakout Sessions 
Enhancing Safety Systems by Integrating TagBoards, Tracking and Location Monitoring Systems
Yvan Brulé, Business Developer, TopVu
Glencore’s Designed for Depth Initiative Demonstrates the Intersection of Safety and Innovation
Michael MacFarlane, Innovation Consultant, Glencore INO
The Laws and Tools to Prevent Occupational Cancer and Other Occupational Illnesses
Kevin Hedges, PhD, MAppSc, BSc, COH, CIH, Occupational Hygienest, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. 
11:55-12:55 pm
Lunch Keynote: Dave Wilkin
Founder of, Social Enterpreur, Mentoring Expert

Dave Wilkin is social entrepreneur and founder of, the world’s largest peer-to-peer mentoring service. Having worked extensively with prominent brands, organizations, non-profits, and government entities, Wilkin helps leaders and organizations alike build more diverse relationships and create high-performing teams.
1:00-1:45 pm
Technical Breakout Sessions 
Dare to Have THAT Conversation
Elisha Malette, Health and Safety Specialist, Workplace Safety North 
Wastewater-testing for early detection of viral outbreaks and drug use in the mining industry
Paul Westlund, Founder, C.E.C Analytics 
Advanced Safety System for Advanced Battery Technology 
Andre Barriault, Product and Application Specialist - Electrification, Epiroc 
1:45-2:00 pm
Trade Show and Health Break
2:00-3:00 pm 
2021 Industry Panel: Mining Moving Forward
An informal conversation with industry leaders about the future of mining. 
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