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Apr 02

Best Practices for Controlling Respirable Dust in Coal Mining

Holiday Inn Evansville Airport, 7101 Highway 41 North, Evansville, IN 47711

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

Apr 07 - Apr 09

33rd Annual South Central Joint Mine Health & Safety Conference

Grapevine, Texas (midway between Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Bruce Palmer (817) 798-4193

The South Central Joint Mine Health and Safety Conference was established in 1983 as a partnership between the US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), State mine safety and health educational institutions and agencies, and the mining industry.   It was the first regional industry/MSHA partnership ("joint") mine health and safety conference in the US.  In 2014 the Conference had over 300 attendees, and nearly 500 are expected in 2015. The Conference formally encompasses the Midwest and Southwest U.S. However, all members of the mining community across the nation are invited to attend the Conference.

Link to South Central Joint Mine Health & Safety Conference web page

Apr 27 - Apr 29

Coal Prep 2015- Annual Coal Processing Exhibition and Conference

Lexington, Kentucky

General Information 800-927-5007

Outside US

Coal Prep is the ONLY annual trade show and conference in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing. Industry professionals come from all over the world to share the latest ideas and most effective techniques on coal preparation and processing plant technologies. These professionals come to purchase and preview the latest equipment and services in order to increase plant productivity and reduce costs.

Link to Coal Prep International 2014

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 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

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

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