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  • 1.  H&S Division Activities

    Posted 02-01-2017 03:11 PM

    The SME is Annual Conference is nearly upon us (Feb. 19-22, and I wanted to remind everyone to be sure to purchase your tickets to the Health and Safety Division breakfast on Tuesday morning if you have not already done so. We need to get a head count for the breakfast as soon as possible.

    You can purchase tickets by logging in to your registration ( or by calling Experient at 1-800-424-5249. If you need further assistance you can contact customer service at SME at 303-948-4200 or by email at

    Also, we still have space for the 5K on Monday morning, so sign up soon and come run with the Health and Safety Division.



    SME Health and Safety Division Meetings and Social Functions at a glance

    Sunday, Feb. 19

    Health & Safety Division Executive Committee Meeting

    9 am-noon, Hyatt Regency Denver, Granite B


    Monday, Feb. 20

    Second Annual SME Health & Safety 5K Fun Run

    7 am, Cherry Creek Trail


    Premier of Remember Wilberg Documentary

    5 pm-6:30 pm, Colorado Convention Center, rooms 705-709


    Tuesday, Feb. 21

    Health & Safety Division Breakfast

    7:30 am, Colorado Convention Center, 605-607


    Monday, Feb. 20-Wednesday, Feb. 22

    Health & Safety Division Technical Sessions

    1. Applying Big Data to Health & Safety
    2. Collision Avoidance Technologies: Challenges and Applications for Surface and Underground Operations
    3. Developing Mine Workers Health & Safety Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    4. Improving Your HSMS: Best Practices, Metrics and Lessons Learned
    5. Innovative Health & Safety Technology Applications
    6. International Perspective on Mine Safety and Health
    7. Metric-Driven Approaches to Implementing Health & Safety Interventions: A series of case studies
    8. Monitoring, Interpreting and Reacting to Health & Safety Hazards
    9. Open Forum for the Future of the Nation’s Mining Safety and Health Research Agenda
    10. Regulations and Compliance
    11. Technology, Development, Adaptation and Integration to Address Health & Safety Challenges
    12. Industrial Mineral & Aggregate Health & Safety

    Bill Gleason
    Senior Editor
    Mining Engineering, T&UC
    12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
    Englewood, CO 80112