Mining Feature: 2022 Meeting of the Automation and Emerging Technologies Partnership

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The third meeting of the Mine Automation and Emerging Technologies Health and Safety Partnership was held as a virtual meeting in two half-day sessions on September 14 and 15, 2022.

This meeting provided a continued opportunity for industry, manufacturers, academia and Automation partnership meeting bannerothers who are working on autonomous mobile equipment and associated technologies to discuss the state of the technology, including system development, testing, implementation activities, research findings, health and safety concerns, and regulatory considerations.


Select presenter name links below to view the presented slides in PDF format. Presentation file hosting is courtesy of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association website.

Day 1 - Sept. 14, 2022, 8am-12:30pm PDT

Time (PDT) Topic Speaker Affiliation
8:00am Welcome Jessica Kogel NIOSH
8:10 Meeting agenda and recap Joel Haight University of Pittsburgh
  NIOSH Project Updates    
8:25 AASIST pilot project Michael McNinch NIOSH
8:50 Human-centered design pilot project Mahiyar Nasarwanji NIOSH
9:15 Haul truck safety research Joseph Bickson NIOSH
9:40 Automation safety in agriculture Jennifer Lincoln NIOSH
10:05 Break    
10:20 Cybersecurity and safety Rob Labbe MM-ISAC
  Case Study Session    
10:50 Case study: LKAB Moa Karlsson LKAB
11:50 Contract update - Global perspectives on automation Joel Haight University of Pittsburgh
12:20 Wrap up and breakout session selection Joel Haight University of Pittsburgh

 Day 2 - Sept. 15, 2022, 8am-12:30pm PDT

Time (PDT)  Topic Speaker Affiliation
8:00am Welcome Joel Haight University of Pittsburgh
8:05 Alternative power safety for mobile equipment Wesley Shumaker MSHA
  Panel Discussions    
8:30 Interoperability Ron Jacksha
Satish Rao
Jeff Jurgens
MIOS Consortium
9:10 Automation's impact on workers Moa Karlsson
Johan Larsson
Jim Kostet
Strategic roadmap for Sweden

Jay Vietas



9:50 Regulatory considerations for automation David Snyder
Garvin Burns
NSW Mine Inspectorate
10:20 Break    
10:35 Breakout Sessions (concurrent):    
  Interoperability Led by: Bob Bissonette NIOSH
  Automation's impact on workers Led by: Kyle Zimmer IUOE
  Regulatory considerations for automation Led by: David Snyder NIOSH
11:25 Breakout session reports (10 minutes each) Breakout leads  
11:55 Wrap up and feedback on the meeting  Joel Haight University of Pittsburgh

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Page last updated: September 16, 2022