About the Conference
The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is an initiative to promote health and safety in the Queensland mining industry.
The conference provides the industry with the opportunity to exchange information, network and foster proactive health and safety management techniques.
Health & safety conference rescheduled to August 2022
The new dates are from lunch time on Sunday 21 and will conclude on Wednesday 24 August, 2022 with the Awards Gala Dinner. The Star at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast is the confirmed venue.
An invitation to attend from Peter Newman,
Chief Inspector of Coal Mines,
Resources Safety and Health Queensland
Dear Industry colleagues,
On behalf of the Conference Committee, I am delighted to invite you to attend the 33rd Annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference at The Star Gold Coast from Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 August 2022.
The theme of the 2022 Conference is Together we Collaborate, Innovate and Educate. As you may reflect this is the theme from the last two years in which the conference had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The theme remains as relevant today as it was in previously and hence the decision to retain the theme for the conference this year. The program will vary with a new call for papers and innovations, with the keynote speakers addressing the theme in the present and future.
This year’s Conference has attracted a wide range of presenters willing to share their knowledge, expertise and insights into important health and safety matters in our industry. I invite you to engage and challenge them, and each other, in keeping with the theme of the conference. It has been three years since the last conference and I am sure you will agree it is time for us to come together, share our stories, reflect on what has been done, and what has yet to be done in the collective vision of Zero Serious Harm.
Effective collaboration enables us to share information, so we learn from the challenges we face, and lessons of the past. Innovation underpins the essential element of improvement, so not continuing to do it the same way and expect a different result. We all have an obligation to educate those mine workers entering the industry, those within the industry and those that support the industry through the many services provided to the industry.
When we educate, we stay ahead of industry trends, work smarter, think more creatively, innovate more, are more engaged in our work and operate in a healthier and safer industry. Remember education is not the learning of facts, it is the training of the mind to think, which enables us to differentiate between what we know, and what we don’t.
The Conference begins with lunch on Sunday, followed by the official opening by the Minister for Resources Scott Stewart, and keynote presentations, with the welcome function among the trade displays to end the day.
Monday will be a full day of sessions, including the presentation of the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Legends Award and the Innovation Award Presentations. The evening features an informal dinner and appeal auction in aid of Heart of Australia.
Tuesday will be a full day of sessions, with the start of the concurrent session presentations after the Morning Break.
Wednesday features another full day of sessions with the conference concluding with the Conference Dinner and Award presentations that evening.
As ever, our conference committee members will continue their tradition of attending the registration desk, and each of them encourage you to engage and ask questions.
On behalf of the Committee, we look forward to welcoming you at Australia’s premier Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference at The Star Gold Coast this August.
Chief Inspector of Coal Mines, Resources Safety and Health Queensland
Chair, Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2022