From mine tech to workplace culture – by Karen McKinley (Northern Ontario Business – April 18, 2018)

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20th annual Workplace Safety North Mining Health and Safety Conference draws sold-out crowd

The 20th annual Workplace Safety North Mining Health and Safety Conference has been selling out every year, a signal that the industry is taking the subject seriously.

That was the case, again, at the 2018 instalment on April 17 and 18 at the Holiday Inn in Sudbury, with around 300 delegates packing the conference rooms to take part in conversations ranging from technology to mental health and improving leadership.

Mike Parent, director of mining at Workplace Safety North, said he was very pleased with the interest and large crowds.

“It speaks volumes to what the industry gets out of this conference,” he said. “We have over 300 individuals, plus a tradeshow coming here, not just congregating around the message of building a strong culture, but to network, exchange stories and get together. All in the goal of making workplaces better.”

Parent explained the reception and feedback is demonstrating the organization and conference is having an impact. There are fewer accidents and deaths in the mining workplace.

Every year they try to focus on a theme to generate interest in the industry. Last year it was innovation, and this year it was culture.

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