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Annual mining safety conference will focus on leadership

Workplace Safety North will host Sudbury event in April
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This year’s Mining Health and Safety Conference in Sudbury will focus on leadership.

Hosted by Workplace Safety North, the three-day event will take place April 21-23. This year’s theme is Transforming Safety: New Leadership in the Digital Mine.

The conference features a variety of keynote speakers, technical sessions, an industry panel, and a tradeshow, in addition to an awards ceremony recognizing safety leaders in the industry.

This year’s featured speakers include:

  • Drew Dudley, a leadership expert featured on TED Talks
  • Helen Francis, president and CEO of YMCA of Northeastern Ontario 
  • Jim Lees, an intergenerational wellness specialist,
  • Roy Slack, president of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum;
  • Dr. Bill Howatt, chief of research, workforce productivity at the Conference Board of Canada; and
  • Dave Wilkin, founder of, a social entrepreneur, and mentoring expert.

Registration is now open. Click here for more information. 

Workplace Safety North is an independent, not-for-profit organization providing sector-based health and safety training and services for the mining and forest products industries, as well as for businesses across Northern Ontario.