Abstracts and conference themes

Suggested themes include:

  • Safety management/risk management theory and practice
  • Future directions, leadership and management
  • The role of legislation
  • Innovations in education and training
  • Barriers to the uptake of technology (electrical safety)
  • Incident investigation techniques
  • Emergency response (mines rescue, mine disasters)
  • Human centred design (human factors & automation)
  • Health & hygiene (dust, RCS, DPM, noise, fatigue, mental health)
  • Ground control/strata control/geotechnical
  • Principal Hazards (vehicle interactions, gas, fires & explosions, spon comb, inrush)
  • Artisanal and small-scale mining
  • Surface mining
  • Challenges facing metal/non-metal mines and quarries
  • Challenges facing coal mines