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
In continuing with the desire from industry to share in key learnings from site-related incidents and following on from the themes of previous conferences, this session will be an open forum from people (within the industry) who will be talking about key issues and challenges faced at times on their site.
This session will be a grass roots session without “spin”. A simple presentation outlining what occurred and what changes have been implemented to ensure that things are being done differently. It is for you to consider the relevance to your site and determine if you have a similar exposure, and the controls in place to reasonably preclude a similar event.
Facilitator: Damien Wynn, General Manager and Senior Site Executive, AngloAmerican - Grasstree Mine
SharingtheirExperiences:GraderFatality Incident and Tree Felling MultipleInjury Incident
Paul Stephan, General Manager and SSE, Anglo American Moranbah North Mine
North Goonyella Spontaneous Combustion Event
Peter Baker, Senior Vice President, Underground Operations, Peabody Australia
DrillRigIncident at Bulgar Open Cut, New South Wales
Jeff Kelly, Operations Manager, Glencore
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.
Carrying out routine tyre maintenance on mining equipment is the single most likely event to cause a fatality in an Australian mine. The statistics prove tyre maintenance is often a difficult, dangerous and hazardous task.
This session will demonstrate the enormous amounts of energy that are released in a tyre explosion and highlight the relevant controls, why we need to have these in place to prevent such events occurring, and how such preventative measures have failed in the past.
To demonstrate these points a scenario will be enacted that provides an opportunity for both a coal and a metalliferous-based rescue team to demonstrate an emergency response to a catastrophic tyre failure.