Gord Winkel, chair of engineering safety and risk management, University of Alberta

Despite numerous positive achievements, the mining industry remains challenged with safety performance at current levels where major incidents persist in causing significant harm, loss and environmental impacts. In the face of business drivers to boost mine operations effiency, there is additional stress on sustaining safety programs while “doing more with less.” This presentation shares leading innovations in safety that effectively reduce ongoing significant incidents while simultaneously bolstering mine production.