Pre-Conference Workshop

Improving respirable coal dust exposure monitoring and control in the Australian coal mining industry

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

A joint research initiative of the University of Queensland, SIMTARS and Coal Services, funded by the Australian Coal Association Research Program

Following the resurgence of the detection of pneumoconiosis in Queensland coal mines, there is a focus for more pragmatic and implementable research into coal dust exposure management in coal mines. There has been decades of research into dust control, much funded by ACARP, Coal Services or NIOSH / HSE in the USA and ACARP have commissioned a study to report on:

  1. The state of the art in terms of dust control 
  2. The trend in exposure of workers to coal dust 
  3. Dust monitoring techniques including barriers to implementation of 21st century technology

This workshop will report on the progress of this research project but more importantly offers researchers and coal miners the opportunity to come together to discuss the issues facing the industry as well as report on the state of the current research. One of the aims of the workshop is to identify priority areas for future research that ACARP might support.  Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for evaluation to be developed into full papers that would be peer reviewed for the workshop in accordance with the Coal Operators Conference Committee standards.

ABSTRACTS ARE INVITED ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

  1. Status of current control technology
  2. Basis for the current exposure standard
  3. Development of real time dust monitoring technology
  4. Exposure trends in the coal industry

Complimentary registration to all paying conference delegates.
All other registrations will attract a small fee.

For more information, please contact:

David Cliff
University of Queensland
Tel: 07 33464086
Email: d.cliff@mishc.uq.edu.au

Nikky LaBranche
SIMTARS
Tel: 07 3810 6358
Email: Nikky.LABRANCHE@simtars.com.au

Mark Shepherd
Coal Mines Technical Services
Tel: 02 4922 4461
Email: mark.shepherd@coalservices.com.au

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