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Mining safety conference to focus on high-risk emergencies

Workplace Safety North event will take place April 9-11 in Sudbury
Kirkland Lake Gold mine rescue
This year's Mining Health and Safety Conference in Sudbury will celebrate 90 years of Ontario Mine Rescue. (Kirkland Lake Gold mine rescue team)

Workplace Safety North will host its 21st annual Mining Health and Safety Conference April 9-11 in Sudbury.

This year’s theme is 'Preparing for High-risk Emergencies in Mines' and celebrates the 90-year anniversary of Ontario Mine Rescue.

Each year, about 300 attendees gather to learn and share their knowledge about mining health and safety, and network with industry professionals. 

Key areas of focus for presentations include: 

  • emergency preparedness and mine rescue,
  • research and innovation,
  • safety culture and management systems,
  • workplace well-being and mental health, and
  • hazards specific to underground work.

The conference will also be live-streamed via webcast. Register for the live stream here.

For more information about the conference and how to register, visit