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May 06 - May 09

11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations

Atlanta, Georgia

Wesley Baker (202) 336-6033

The Work, Stress and Health Conference series addresses the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers. The conference covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers, such as work and family issues, new forms of work organization, changing worker demographics, best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations. Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners will provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology. This conference is convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, etc. web page

May 10 - May 13

13th International ISRM Congress 2015

Montreal, Quebec

Ferri Hassani, general chair

The ISRM is a non-profit scientific association supported by the fees of the members and grants that do not impair its free action. In 2011 the Society has 6,500 members and 48 National Groups. The field of Rock Mechanics is taken to include all studies relative to the physical and mechanical behavior of rocks and rock masses and the applications of this knowledge for the better understanding of geological processes and in the fields of Engineering.

ISRM Statutes

The main objectives and purposes of the Society are:

  • to encourage international collaboration and exchange of ideas and information between Rock Mechanics practitioners;
  • to encourage teaching, research, and advancement of knowledge in Rock Mechanics;
  • to promote high standards of professional practice among rock engineers so that civil, mining and petroleum engineering works might be safer, more economic and less disruptive to the environment.

 

Link to ISRM web page

May 13

Best Practices for Controlling Respirable Dust in Coal Mining

Doubletree Grand Junction, 743 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506

Jay Colinet (412) 386-6825

Greg Meikle (MSHA)

MSHA and NIOSH’s Office of Mine Safety and Health Research will co-host three (3) one-day workshops focusing on controlling respirable dust with practical control technologies and techniques.

Inhalation of excessive levels of respirable coal dust can cause Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP) and overexposure to respirable silica dust can lead to silicosis. These occupational lung diseases can be disabling or fatal in severe cases, but they can be prevented through limiting worker exposure.

Each workshop will inform attendees about the following topics:

  • Welcome and Introductory Remarks
  • Overview of New Dust Rule
  • Health Consequences of Overexposure to Respirable Coal and Silica Dust
  • Ventilation and Water Applications as Dust Control
  • Continuous Miner and Roof Bolter Dust Control
  • Longwall Dust Control
  • Surface Mine Dust Control

The workshop is intended for mine management and workers, mining engineers, safety and health professionals and others with an interest in preventing occupational lung disease. Each workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Printable PDF flyer for NIOSH-MSHA Best Practices for Controlling Respirable Dust in Coal Mining workshop

May 14 - May 24

Geological Society of Nevada 2015 Symposium

Reno, Nevada

Geological Society of Nevada (775) 323-3500

The symposium’s focus is New Concepts and Discoveries emphasizing both the major deposit types and the trends that have sustained the mining industry for several decades as well as other deposit types and areas that may eventually result in new discoveries. The focus of the meeting is to utilize case studies; descriptions of new and reinvigorated deposits and targets; framework geology; tectonics and metallogeny; and the latest deposit concepts and exploration technologies.

Geological Society of Nevada 2015 Symposium web page

May 19 - May 21

National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS) 2015

Kingwood, West Virginia

(304) 285-5894 x

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS), the National Safety Council (NSC), and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), is hosting NOIRS 2015 to provide a forum for researchers and others to share their findings and methods related to traumatic occupational injury. NOIRS 2015 is the sixth such symposium focusing on research for the prevention of work-related traumatic injuries. The theme is “Advancing Occupational Injury Research through Integration and Partnership.” The agenda will include contributed oral presentations in concurrent sessions and poster presentations which will describe research studies, methods, and findings related to traumatic occupational injuries.

Link to NOIRS 2015 web page

Jun 01 - Jun 05

30th Annual Elko Mining Expo 2015

Elko, Nevada

Kandiss Fallowfield, Event coordinator (800) 248-3556

For the past 30 years, the Elko Convention & Visitors Authority has hosted the annual ELKO MINING EXPO. It is one of the oldest and most respected mining expos held in the United States and draws close to 8,000 people, nationally and internationally, to its mining industry exhibits.

Link to Elko Mining Expo 2015 web page

Jun 07 - Jun 10

2015 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tara Davis (303) 948-4200

general inquiries

The conference exceeds 1,400 professionals from more than 30 countries. Sectors include construction, mining, geotechnical engineering, exploration, environmental, economics, manufacturing, government, land, water/wastewater and transportation. RETC includes a comprehensive exhibit, short courses, field trips, tours, and more!

Link to the 2015 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference web page

Jun 07 - Jun 10

Safety 2015

Dallas, Texas

American Society of Safety Engineers (847) 699-2929

Expand your capabilities, connect with your peers and get inspired at the ASSE Safety 2015 Professional Development Conference & Exposition. Only an educational event of this caliber can bring together the most distinguished speakers and strategic sessions covering the latest topics and trends. It’s sure to leave you not only inspired, but up-to-date on the latest evolution of OSH strategies, skills and innovations. Connect with more than 4,000 of your peers.

Link to Safety 2015 web page

Jun 09 - Jun 11

11th International Coal Equipment & Mine Technical Equipment Exhibition 2015

Beijing, China

Ms. Lee +86-10-68683796

11th China International Coal Equipment & Mine Technical Equipment Exhibition,2015 is an international exhibition on coal and mining, as well as the largest tradeshow in China. The extensive exhibits covering the latest and the most advanced technology & equipment, which makes it the must-participate event for coal industry. Products presented at the show range from equipment or mine exploration and construction to system for roadway and support from facilities for coal safety, coal transportation, coal processing to IT applications for management of the coal industry.

Link to International Coal Equipment & Mine Technical Equipment Exhibition 2015 web page

Jun 09 - Jun 11

2015 National Meeting and Training Seminar of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Al Simonson (509) 351-2381

(703) 235-0249

This meeting will provide a variety of safety and health workshops presented by experts from around the U.S. and representing all sectors of mining.  See flyer for more details and registration form.

2014 National Meeting and Training Seminar of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association

Jun 15 - Jun 18

ISARC 2015 (32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining)

Oulu, Finland

Dr. Rauno Heikkila, Univ of Oulu +358 40 538 5840

The ISARC 2015 will be a prestigious gathering of researchers, academics and industry practitioners in all specialty areas related to the construction, mining and built infrastructure industry. Apart from addressing latest advances in automation and robotic technologies for construction, building and mining, field instrumentation and sensors, excavation and haulage, safety and protection, fleet management, and computer-aided process design and optimization, ISARC 2015 will focus on issues of efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability in construction/mining automation and its interactions with the environment.

ISARC 2015 web page

Jun 16 - Jun 18

Longwall USA Exhibition and Conference 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Keisha Wilson (678) 822-9872

 After more than 20 years of serving the industry, the Longwall USA biennial exhibition and conference has become the largest longwall equipment trade show held in North America. Focused expressly on underground and longwall mining, the 2015 event will bring a growing list of domestic and international exhibitors and sponsors to showcase the latest in technology and techniques for show participants.

Link to Longwall USA Exhibition and Conference 2015 web page

Jun 20 - Jun 24

15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium

Blacksburg, Virginia

Kray Luxbacher, Assoc. Professor (540) 231-2244

 The North American Mine Ventilation Symposium series is one of the most exciting gatherings of experts in the field. The 15th such symposium will bring together experts from industry, government, academia and the supply sector to exchange knowledge, experience and the latest in research and development.

Link to 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium web page

Jun 28 - Jul 01

49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium

San Francisco, California

ARMA, Peter Smeallie, Executive Director (703) 683-1808

The 2015 program will focus on new and exciting advances in rock mechanics and geomechanics.

 

US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium web page

Jul 28 - Jul 30

34nd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining

Morgantown, West Virginia

Thomas Barczak, Executive Director 412-860-7459

The focus of the ICGCM is an annual conference in which peer-reviewed papers will be presented by the authors in an open forum designed to encourage discussion and debate. We take pride in producing quality papers that are developed through a formal peer-reviewed process, all of which is achieved prior to the annual conference meeting.

34nd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining

Aug 10 - Aug 12

Coal Market Strategies Conference (CMS15)

Park City, Utah

American Coal Council (202) 756-4540

The 2015 Coal Market Strategies Conference program will address critical issues related to markets, policy, regulations and technology. 

Link to Coal Market Strategies Conference web page

Aug 16 - Aug 18

Queensland Mining Industry Health & Safety Conference

Queensland, Australia

ACCLAIM Special Events and Meeting Manager (617) 3254 0522

Link to Queensland Mining Industry Health & Safety Conference web page

Sep 09 - Sep 11

New Mexico Mining Associations (NMMA) 76th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

New Mexico Mining Association (NMMA) (505) 820-6662 x

The New Mexico Mining Association (NMMA) is a trade association organized in 1939 and incorporated in 1968.  Our members include:

  • Companies that explore, produce and refine metals, coal and industrial materials.
  • Companies that manufacture and distribute mining and mineral processing; equipment and supplies.
  • Individuals engaged in various phases of the mineral industry.

The NMMA serves as a spokesman for the mining industry in New Mexico.  The association works in cooperation with other state mining associations and the National Mining Association to keep the industry informed on pending legislation.  The organization also promotes constructive programs and actions that will adequately recognize and serve mining's special problems and needs. 
The NMMA serves the industry on a wide range subjects, such as taxation, environmental quality, public lands, health and safety, and education through the expertise of its members and member companies.

link to the New Mexico Mining Associations annual convention web page

Sep 15 - Sep 18

2015 IMA-NA Annual Meeting

Palm Beach, Florida

Chris Greissing (202) 457-0200

The Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA) is the representative voice of companies which extract and process a vital and beneficial group of raw materials known as industrial minerals. Industrial minerals are the ingredients for many of the products used in everyday life, and our companies and the people they employ are proud of their industry and the socially responsible methods they use to deliver these beneficial resources.

IMA-NA represents ball clay, barite, bentonite, borates, calcium carbonate, diatomite, feldspar, industrial sand, kaolin, magnesia, soda ash, talc and wollastonite.

No particular contact name is given. The association address:

Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA)

2011 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 301

Washington, DC 20006

2015 IMA-NA Annual Meeting

Sep 16 - Sep 18

Bluefield Coal Symposium

Bluefield, West Virginia

The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce 304-327-7184

THE BLUEFIELD COAL SHOW is a professional show put together primarily by volunteers. The show continues to grow and today is considered one of the major regional shows in the U.S. The 2013 show featured approximately 240 exhibitors displaying firsthand what the future holds in the way of equipment and any new innovative technology being developed in the coal industry. 

LInk to Bluefield Chamber web page

Oct 27 - Oct 28

10th Annual Safety and Health Conference

Reno, Nevada

Diane Fionda, CMSP (Exhibitor Contact) (760) 245-5321 x5258

Join state mining associations, industry leaders, MSHA Rocky Mountain and Western district staff for the 10th Annual Safety and Health Conference, October 28-29, in Reno, Nevada. The conference will help create a better understanding of how to send miners home healthy after each shift, build partnerships focusing on zero fatalities and occupational illnesses in the mining industry and foster relationships between industry and federal agencies.

The conference will provide important health and safety information and networking opportunities for:

  • Mining Associations and companies.
  • Safety and Health Professionals
  • State Grant Coordinators
  • Mining Equipment Manufacturers
  • Mine Workers and Students

 

Note:  Pre-Conference workshop & Gulf Tournament October 26, 2015.

Link to the Annual Safety and Health Conference web page

Nov 30 - Dec 04

AEMAs 121th Annual Meeting, Exposition and Short Courses (American Exploration & Mining Association)

Spokane, Washington

American Exploration & Mining Associationchairman (509) 624-1158

American Exploration & Mining Association (formerly known as the Northwest Mining Association until 2013) is a 119 year-old, 2,300 member non-profit, non-partisan trade association based in Spokane, Washington. AEMA is a national association representing the hardrock mining industry with members residing in 43 U.S. states, 9 Canadian provinces or territories, and 6 other countries.

 

AEMAs web page

Dec 14 - Dec 18

2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

San Francisco, California

202-462-6900

Welcome to the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting. With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Now in its 48th year, the AGU Fall Meeting is the best place to present your research, hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field, and network and make connections that can enhance your career.

The AGU Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space sciences community for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science, much of which has not yet been published, meaning you’ll return to work with knowledge you can’t get anywhere else.

More than 95% of past attendees say their AGU Fall Meeting experience was worthwhile. Why? Attendees say it’s the best place to gain insights and updates on the latest scientific research and network with both luminaries and up-and-coming talent across disciplines.

With more than 1700 sessions, the AGU Fall Meeting’s scientific program spans the Earth and space sciences, offering something for everyone no matter their scientific discipline. The meeting offers a unique mix of more than 23,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of general sessions, more than 50 formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities, and an exhibit hall packed with nearly 300 exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services that could help scientists and researchers streamline their work.

AGU Fall Meeting Home Page

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