Safety in Qld’s resources sector goes digitalQld’s largest mining health and safety conference opens virtual border
21 July
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There’s one month to go until leading operators, regulators, and health and safety experts unite on the Gold Coast for Australia’s largest mine health and safety conference.
 
The annual conference is set to attract up to 1000 industry delegates focussed on one thing – the health, safety and wellbeing of every worker in the mining sector.
 
This year, for the first time, the 32nd Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) will offer a Virtual Conferencing facility for people unable to attend in person due to personal or work commitments.
 
QMIHSC 2022 Chair, and Chief Inspector of Coal Mines for Resources Safety and Health Queensland, Peter Newman said this decision will maximise the transfer of information delivered at the four-day, in-person conference (21 – 24 August).
 
“The health and safety of resources workers always has been, and always will be, a core value in the resources sector,” Mr Newman said.
 
“By opening this conference up to the virtual world, there are no longer barriers, borders or restrictions for the delegates who wish to immerse themselves in the impressive line-up of speakers and presenters from this year’s interactive program.”
 
“I expect the announcement will be warmly welcomed by interstate delegates and industry leaders.”
 
“The advantage of offering online conference access is that it’s more convenient for more people, so we’re looking forward to presenting to our virtual and in-person audience later this month,” Mr Newman said.
 
“The conference is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with delegates travelling from all corners to hear from world-leading health and safety experts.
 
“It has been overwhelming to see the response from industry to the conference this year, after the Covid-related postponement over the past two years,” Mr Newman said.
 
“The conference has attracted a wide range of world-class presenters, eager to share their expert knowledge and insights into critical health and safety issues and innovations in our industry,” Mr Newman said.
 
“We encourage all industry CEOs, senior leaders, mine workers and health and safety professionals working in Queensland’s resources sector to register for the conference, which offers a full program of topical sessions, case studies, workshops, award presentations, a gala dinner and so much more.”
 
“The conference is a key event on the mining industry calendar bringing together mine workers, support services, suppliers, unions, industry, regulators and government to work together to share ideas about new safety innovations and critical health techniques in the pursuit of our vision of an industry with zero serious harm.”
 
To register to attend in person or online, visit www.qmihsconference.org.au
 
Thank you to Anglo American (Principal Sponsor), Glencore, uvex Safety ANZ, Yancoal, Peabody Australia, Simtars, Komatsu, Mining and Energy Union Queensland and the many other sponsors and exhibitors who support the conference.
Media contact: Ellie Blumel – ellieb@qrc.org.au or 0448 122 948 
The QRC is Queensland’s peak body for coal, metal and gas explorers, producers and suppliers across the resources sector. It contributes one in every five dollars to the state economy, supports one in six Queensland jobs, supports more than 15,000 businesses and contributes to more than 1,400 community organisations – all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.
Safety in Qld’s resources sector goes digital
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The Queensland resources sector is taking its health and safety message online, with the launch of new safety videos on YouTube.   Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Chair Peter Newman said the first in a series of videos looks back on the history of mining health and safety to share the lessons of the past.   “Health and Safety has to be a Core Value of the Queensland resources sector. Remember Core Values don’t change but priorities may,” Mr Newman said.   “We always focus on continual improvement and applying knowledge on a day-to-day basis, but it’s important not to lose track of the past.   “We can continue to maintain our health and safety focus by reminding ourselves of the lessons of the past, ensuring they become part of our DNA, as well as looking towards the future.”   Mine Safety Institute of Australia has produced the first in a series of short videos, sponsored by the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.   The History of Mining Health and Safety takes you on a journey from the early days of mining to current mining practices and the critical importance of protecting the health and safety of everyone who works in and with the mining industry.   “This video can be watched by all mine workers and used in toolbox talks to better understand critical mine safety and health practices that protect our miners,” Mr Newman said.   “This series of videos follow from the 2007 Video Production, Make Safety Their Monument, which recapped Queensland’s past mine disasters and the lessons learnt from those terrible mining accidents.   “These video productions are just one way the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference supports the Queensland Mining Industry in the pursuit of an industry free of Serious Harm.”   This year, the resources industry will gather again for the annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference in August, to share industry leading health and safety practices and perspectives.   The video can be viewed here History of Mining Health and Safety – YouTube.
Media contact: Ellie Blumel – ellieb@qrc.org.au or 0448 122 948 
The QRC is Queensland’s peak body for coal, metal and gas explorers, producers and suppliers across the resources sector. It contributes one in every five dollars to the state economy, supports one in six Queensland jobs, supports more than 15,000 businesses and contributes to more than 1,400 community organisations – all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.

Register Early!!

Press release dated 2 May 2021

A reminder that the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference will be held at The Star Gold Coast from Sunday 22 to Wednesday 25 August 2021.

At this stage, the maximum number of people who can attend the Business Sessions and Functions has been set at around 600.  We therefore suggest you book your registration and accommodation early so as not to be disappointed.

Avoid disappointment – Register Early!!  

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is being held from Lunch time on Sunday 22 August concluding with the Conference Dinner and Awards presentations on Wednesday 25 August 2021. 

Early Bird closes on Friday 16 July and it is expected that capacity could be reached before that date – again pending Covid updates we may be allowed to adjust the number of registrations that can be accepted to attend in person.

Click here to go to the Registration page on the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.  All bookings will be recorded in order of receipt.  Payment by credit card or via EFT must be within 14 days of receipt of your invoice.

Current Covid restrictions mean that a limit of 600 delegates/exhibitors can be accommodated in The Star Event Centre and the Event Exhibition Marquee.  This number may be relaxed slightly if all goes well over the next few months and updates will be provided.

The Conference Committee is meeting regularly to maintain the high standard of the program and other activities which has set this Conference apart from any other Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference in Australia. The popular Industry Displays are already fully booked with businesses who will bring you up to date with their latest products and services.

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