NQLD Quarrying & Mining Safety & Health Conference

Don't miss the 2021 NQld Quarrying & Mining Safety & Health Conference.


Join us for the 2021 Quarrying & Mining Safety & Health Conference. Co-hosted by the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ).  The conference program addresses important current safety and health issues relevant to the quarrying and mining industries.


Date:   Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Time:   10.00am - 5.00pm

Venue: The Mercure Hotel
             166 Woolcock Street
             Townsville Qld 4810.

 Conference Objectves:

  • Provide a forum to share information on safety and health issues affecting the quarrying and mining sectors
  • Share experiences and knowledge relating to workplace practice and policy
  • Learn new ways to provide a safe and healthy work environment

Who Should Attend:

  • Quarry & Mine workers
  • Quarry & Mining Company representatives
  • Risk Managers, Safety & Health personnel
  • Contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Students and Academics
  • Anyone interested in Safety & Health in the quarrying, mining and related industries

This conference will be followed by a Networking Sundowner from 5.15pm - 7.30pm.


IQA Member: $115.00
Non-Member: $140.00 (to become a member click here)

Registration includes:

  • Attendance at seminar sessions as per the program
  • Refreshments and lunch as per the program
  • Wine, champagne, beer, soft drinks and canapes at the networking sundowner following the conference


This event is sponsored by:




Exhibitors & Trade



The conference will be followed by a complimentary* Networking Sundowner from 5.00pm - 7.00pm.
*Conference attendees only


10:00 am


10:30 am

Welcome Address from the Co-Chairs
Kylie Fahey, MIQ | Chief Executive Officer, IQA
Simon Ashman, MIQ | Inspector of Mines, RSHQ

10:50 am

11:15 am

Opening Remarks |TBA

SESSION 1: Inspectorate Update
Speaker: Trevor Brown, Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines | RSHQ

11:45 am


12:15 pm

SESSION 3: Education for the Extractive Industry
Speaker: Kylie Fahey, MIQ | Chief Executive Officer | IQA

12:45 pm

SESSION 4:The Key to Change: How High Reliability Organisations can Reduce Major Incidents
Speaker: Adam Matison, 5 Sticks Consulting

:15 pm


2:15 pm

2:45 pm


3.15 pm

SESSION 5: Respirable Crystalline Silica Occupational Exposure Limits Reduction
Speaker: Samantha Forster, Principal Occupational Hygienist | RSHQ

SESSION 6: Substance Detection Systems
Speaker: Lisa Took, Business Development Manager | Pathtech Pty Ltd

Session 7: RSHQ Digital Transformation Project
Speaker: Lionel Smith, FIQ, Regional Inspector of Mines | RSHQ

3:30 pm


3:45 pm

SESSION 8: Health Surveillance Legislative Changes
Speaker: Kerri Melkersson, Executive Director, Occupational Health and Hygiene | RSHQ

4.15 pm

4.45 pm

5:00 pm

SESSION 9: Using Drones to Analyse Geotechnical and Quarry Operations Risk
Speaker: Steve Franklin, MIQ, CEO | Cement & Aggregate Consulting 

Final Remarks & Conference Close
Please join us for a Networking Sundowner

Networking Sundowner
Drinks & Canapes

7:00 pm




All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

23/06/2021 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Mercure Hotel 166 Woolcock St Townsville, QLD 4810 AUSTRALIA

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