Facilitator: Kelly Higgins-Devine – Evening Presenter, ABC Radio Brisbane and Queensland
Robert Cohen, MD – Clinical Professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, with a panel comprising:
Fritz Djukic – Inspector of Mines (Occupational Hygiene), Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Dr David Cleveland – Occupational Medicine Physician Registra, Sonic HealthPlus
Stephen Smyth – District President, CFMEU M&E, Queensland
Kylie Ah Wong – General Manager – Health, Safety & Training, Glencore Coal Assets Australia
Maryann Wikpaki – Manager HSEC, Glencore North Queensland
Heidi Roberts – Executive Director, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Steve Flanagan – Chief Aircrewman for RACQ CQ Rescue, Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia
Steve Flanagan, Chief Aircrewman for RACQ CQ Rescue, Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia
Steve is a trusted Aircrew professional with over seventeen years in the Emergency Medical Service and Search and Rescue sectors as a Rescue Crewman, Aircrewman and Aircrew Instructor.
Growing up in Newcastle, NSW, Steve’s long family history in the mining industry influenced Steve to undertake a traineeship as an underground coal miner for Xstrata Coal in Bulga, NSW. But since the age of 6, Steve always aspired to be within the aviation industry.
Steve has been with Babcock since October 2015 as Chief Aircrewman and is responsible for the training and checking of Babcock’s 65 aircrew officers and rescue crew officers, and a further 120 client staff including CQ Rescue’s flight crew, to deliver exceptional medical support across the Mackay region. Thanks to CQ Rescue, Steve also trains QAS paramedics and doctors to the highest national standards.
Chaired by Darren Nicholls, Glencore Coal Assets Queensland, with participants from relevant sites.
Continuing Industry’s desire to learn from other sites’ incidents and following past conference themes, this session will feature your fellow Mine Workers sharing the details of issues they have had on their sites. This is meant to be a grass roots session without “spin”. A simple presentation on what occurred and if you went to that particular site now what you would find being done differently. It is for you to consider the relevance to your site and for you to determine if you have a similar exposure and if you have the controls to reasonably preclude a similar event.
Craig Lowndes OAM – 6-time Bathurst winner, Australia’s most popular racing driver, one of the most successful drivers in the sport’s history and Road Safety expert, will be interviewed by Russell White – Managing Director, Driver Safety Australia.
One of the nation’s most recognized sporting heroes, Craig is the most successful racing driver in Australian motor sport history.
Craig has won more Touring Car and V8 Supercar races than any other driver and is a six – time Bathurst winner. He is also the recipient of a record five Barry Sheene Medals, the sport’s best and fairest Award.
Craig was also recognized in 2012 with an OAM for services to the community through his road safety work.
For a decade Craig has also been the most popular driver in the sport and continues to compete with success today at the sport’s most elite level.