Bangalore, Karnataka India (PressExposure) June 08, 2011 -- Mining fatalities have increased dramatically over the past few years. Last year many deaths and injuries were reported in various mine accidents around the world. To ensure safety and prevent financial losses, the mining industry has to take strict measures on their safety polices to reduce these numbers.
Mining companies should focus on health of the miners. Miners suffer diseases like pneumoconiosis, HIV, tuberculosis, asbestos etc. due to their harsh working conditions. The number of diseases caused by inhaling fume and toxins can be reduced if proper precautions are taken by the miners. To save on operating costs and improve efficiency, it is important for mining companies to understand the need to improve HSE policies and adapt to changing trends.
Organised by Fleming Gulf Conferences, the inaugural 'Global Health & Safety Forum in Mining ' to be held 26-27 September 2011 in London, UK, will provide the much needed platform for mining professionals and HSE experts to share and discuss challenges while implementing HSE policies.
Industry experts like Mathew Heppleston - European Commission, Henrik Magnusson - Work Environment Developer, LKAB, Maria Veloso , Global Health Safety & Security Manager, Vale Brazil, Luiz Humberto Fernandes, Anglo American, Corporate Head of Safety and Health for Iron Ore - Brazil, will bring with them real life experiences and case studies in devising strategies to sustain the HSE values. Key topics on the agenda include:
HSE is a smart investment & not an expense - No debate
Are your HSE Policies well translated to those it matters - regulator's & operator's take
What is your plan B - Are you prepared for a disaster? - Learning from your mistake
Mine Fatalities, Investigations & Follow ups - Health hazards & risk assessment programmes
Focus - HIV, Tuberculosis, thermal stress & fatigue
Is it possible to conduct business with no adverse environmental impact? Focus - Mine Closure, Acid Mine Drainage
Senior Level Management Executives like VP's, Global Directors, Safety Coaches, Corporate Medical Advisors, and Senior Officers from both related industries will also talk about the best policies adopted by them. The conference is a timely event where mining professionals can update and improve their knowledge and find solutions to key issues related to HSE.
For more information about this conference, please contact Rahul Bihani on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website: