Sudbury Hosts Premier Mining Health and Safety Conference: A Focus on Inclusion and Safety

Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine. Image by Kevin Palmer ©2017 all rights reserved
Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine. Image by Kevin Palmer ©2017 all rights reserved

Sudbury, ON – Mining – Sudbury is poised to become the focal point for mining health and safety professionals from April 16 to 18, as Workplace Safety North (WSN) unveils the 26th annual Mining Health and Safety Conference.

This year’s theme, “Inclusive mines, a safer future,” underscores the critical role of diversity and equity in fostering safer work environments across the industry. Over 300 delegates are anticipated to gather for this cornerstone event, offering an unparalleled opportunity for learning, sharing, and networking among peers.

Embracing Diversity for Safer Mines

The importance of inclusion within the mining sector cannot be overstated, with the conference agenda featuring a comprehensive lineup of speakers addressing inclusive leadership, the dynamics of multi-generational workplaces, and the integration of diversity, technology, and safety culture improvements. Mike Parent, acting WSN President and CEO, highlighted the technical challenges of mining and the organization’s commitment to providing specialized training and services to enhance industry safety standards.

Industry Leaders to Share Insights on Safety and Technology

The conference is set to kick off with an opening reception, followed by two days packed with presentations from leading voices in the field. Keynote speakers, including Tina Varughese on inclusive leadership and Jeff Butler on building effective multi-generational workplaces, will take the stage alongside Jill Heinerth, who will explore improving safety culture in high-risk environments. Additionally, an industry panel will delve into the latest advancements in safety, diversity, and technology.

Celebrating Excellence in Mining Safety

The event will not only serve as a platform for discussion but also as a celebration of achievements in mining health and safety, with an awards luncheon recognizing outstanding contributions to the field. The Information Exchange Trade Show, featuring over 25 vendors, will provide delegates with access to the latest products and services designed to enhance workplace safety.

The conference, renowned as Canada’s premiere event for mining health and safety, consistently attracts a full house, and this year’s edition is expected to be no exception. For those unable to attend in person, WSN will offer a free video livestream of the keynote addresses, ensuring that mining professionals worldwide can benefit from the insights shared.

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