Feb 17, 2016

Safety conference calls for papers

Safety conference calls for papers

Organisers of the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference have put a call out for papers to be considered for presentation at the August event.

It is being held at Jupiters on the Gold Coast. That’s a departure from Jupiters in Townsville, now called The Ville, which had been the default venue.

The closing date for paper abstracts is Friday, March 18, according to conference organiser Robert Seaman.

“An invitation is extended to everyone within the resources and related industries to submit an abstract to be considered for a presentation in one of the concurrent sessions,” Mr Seaman said.

“These presentations form an important part of the conference program and therefore should reflect any advances or solutions to existing problems associated with occupational health and safety issues within the Queensland resources industry.

“These sessions are held on Tuesday (August 16), with each session made up of three 20-minute presentations, with up to five minutes for questions and discussion after each one.”

The committee is also calling for submissions to its innovation and health program award.

“The aim of these awards is to recognise creative and practical solutions to safety and occupational health problems and to promote their application across the Queensland mining industry,” Mr Seaman  said.

“Entry is open to all Queensland resources employees, companies and sites including contractors (metalliferous, coal, quarries, exploration, oil and energy) associated with the Queensland resources industry.

“There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted.”

The closing date for the receipt of award submissions is Friday, May 20.

The conference will run from 1pm on Sunday, August 14, with lunch, followed by a special facilitated session, commencing at 2pm. It winds up  on Tuesday evening, August 16, with the conference dinner and awards.

More at http://qrc.org.au/conference

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