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

  • Cecilia Andersson, Svemin, Kasia Palaczanis, Euromines
  • Charlotte Grevfors Ernoult, Head of Unit EMP.B3, DG Employement, European Commission

14:00                     1st session          

Session focus:    Automation      

  • Collision Avoidance, Guillaume Lachapelle, Agnico Eagle
  • Innovative approach in assessment of workers exposure to (respirable) dust: real time dust monitoring coupled with a Helmet-CAM, Florence Lumen, IMA-Europe/NEPSI
  • Progress in automation and related safety issues, Stefano Boy, Viktor Kempa, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
  • Q&A


15:15                     2nd session

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

  • Management of microclimate risks - practices with regards to thermal stress, Rafal Szkop, KGHM Polish Copper
  • Crisis Control, Jim French, Lundin Mining
  • Q&A


16:15                     Coffee break

16:45                     3rd session

Session focus:    Managerial Issues

  • Behavior Based Safety Principles, Brian Plaskett, RHI Magnesitas
  • Exposure to dangerous substances and protection of workers through cooperation of social partners, Viktor Kempa, ETUI
  • Managing Human Behaviour, Vicente Gutierrez, CONFEDEM
  • Q&A


18:00                    Wrap-up