Mining Feature: 2020 Meeting of the Automation and Emerging Technologies Partnership
Thursday, October 8, 2020
October 8-9, 2020
The first meeting of the Mine Automation and Emerging Technologies Health and Safety Partnership was held as a virtual meeting in two half-day sessions on Oct. 8 and 9, 2020.
This meeting provided an opportunity for industry, manufacturers, academia and others 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.
Read the meeting minutes here.
Read more about the partnership, its purpose and goals.
Click on presentation title links to view the presented slides in PDF format. Presentation file hosting courtesy of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association website.
Day 1 (Oct. 8, 7:00 – 11:00am Pacific)
|7:00am||Welcome and introductions||Joel Haight, Univ. of Pittsburgh|
|Purpose of the partnership||Jessica Kogel, NIOSH|
|7:20am||NIOSH's role and research plans||Todd Ruff, Lisa Steiner, Dawn Castillo, David Fosbroke, NIOSH|
|7:40am||Trade and labor association statements|
|8:20am||Update on U.S. and international activities in automation|
|Surface mining||Matt Majors, Nevada Gold Mines|
|Break - 15 min.|
|Equipment manufacturer||David Edwards, Caterpillar|
|International activities||Robin Burgess-Limerick, Univ. of Queensland|
|10:20am||Update on automation safety standards and guidelines|
|Edge Case Research||Victoria Nneji|
|10:50am||Wrap-up discussion and choose a breakout group||Joel Haight|
Day 2 (Oct. 9, 7:00 – 11:00am Pacific)
|7:00am||MSHA updates on powered haulage safety and collision avoidance technologies||Wesley Shumaker, MSHA|
|7:30am||Discuss need for breakout groups and goals||Joel Haight|
|Breakout groups by mine type (Underground – Steve Schafrik, Surface – Jonathan Keyes, Small mines - Libby Pritchard)|
|8:45am||Summary of breakout groups’ discussion||Joel Haight and group leaders|
|9:45am||Discuss health and safety gaps/concerns and the priorities for future research|
|10:30||Plan for the future of the partnership - next meeting, high priority topics, format||Joel Haight and Todd Ruff|
|Alternate presentation: Why do haul truck fatal accidents keep occurring?*||Jennica Bellanca|
*Not presented but made available to attendees.