Euromines H&S Seminar - Safety First: Industry 4.0

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 13:00 to 18:30

The aim of the conference is to showcase the current, future technological development contributing to eliminating the physical hazards in the mineral raw materials industry. Mining companies are making continuous strides in improving working conditions through digitalization and automation and removing its workforce from dangerous situations. The event will be an excellent opportunity for networking with the industry representatives, academia representatives, trade unions, governmental representatives.

Seminar Programme

Draft Programme

13:30                     Registration & Coffee

13:45                     Introduction

14:00                     1st session          

Session focus:    Automation      

  • EC representative
  • Latest developments on mining machinery, machinery producer
  • Collision Avoidance, Guillaume Lachapelle, Agnico Eagle
  • Progress in automation and related safety issues, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
  • Q&A


15:15                     2nd session

Session focus:    Current & future technological developments contributing to elimination of the physical hazards

  • Practices with regards to thermal stress, Rafal Szkop, KGHM Polish Copper
  • Management of rock fall, K+S (tbc)
  • Crisis Control, Jim French, Lundin Mining
  • title tbc, RHI Magnesitas
  • Q&A


16:30                     Coffee break

17:00                     3rd session

Session focus:    Managerial Issues

  • Exposure to dangerous substances and protection of workers through cooperation of social partners, ETUI
  • Managing Human Behaviour, Vicente Gutierrez, CONFEDEM
  • Speaker tbc
  • Speaker tbc


18:15                     Wrap-up