WEST VIRGINIA - The WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY in Wheeling is hosting what it calls the first-ever International Mining Health & Safety Symposium on April 20-21. The seminar is being billed as a candid discussion among industry leaders, coal miners, safety experts and technology innovators.
The goal of the symposium is to hear all perspectives, collaborate on solutions, and move forward to make real change. Discussion topics will include mine safety and rescue needs; underground communications equipment; underground robotics development; and search and rescue techniques. Additionally, the symposium will host technology developers and manufacturers from all over the world at its exclusive vendor exhibit area.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the MINE SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, the NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH, the West Virginian Governor's Office and U.S. Senator Robert Byrd. Registration is available at www.nttc.edu/minesafety.