More than 500 people from across NSW will gather in the Hunter today for the 2018 NSW Minerals Council Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference (HSEC).
This is one of the NSW mining industry's most important events, featuring a range of speakers from industry and government focusing on breakthroughs in workplace health and safety, community relations, and environmental management.
“This important annual event brings our industry together to discuss our challenges, identify innovation opportunities, and celebrate excellence. The Conference will also focus on further improving how we operate in the future,” NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said today.
A highlight of the Conference will be our NSW Mining Health, Safety, Environment & Community Awards, showcasing innovation from across the industry in NSW.
The nine finalists have been chosen for their breakthroughs and achievement in ‘workers health’, ‘mine safety’, ‘environmental sustainability’ and ‘community engagement’.
“Our award entrants are of a very high standard, demonstrating our industry’s commitment to workplace safety and environmental management, and supporting local mining communities,” Mr Galilee said.
The nine finalists are:
CS Health and Centennial Coal - Task rotation in an underground mine
Thiess Mt Owen - Mt Owen Positively Healthy - Site Health Score
Yancoal - Austar Coal Mine Rib Protection System
Glencore Coal (NSW) Pty Limited - Sizer Teeth Removal Innovation
Glencore - Ravensworth - Ravensworth, a community minded workforce
Upper Hunter Community Services and BHP Mt Arthur Coal - Strengthening Community Resilience through Partnership
Glencore - Ravensworth - Quantifying NO2 concentration in blast fumes using drone technology
Yancoal - Tasman Underground Mine Rehabilitation Project
Bengalla Mining Company - Bengalla Mine Rehabilitation of Agricultural Land
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