Mining Working Group


To facilitate a global community for industrial hygiene and occupational health professionals and other stakeholders committed to optimizing the health and safety of miners wherever they may work through collaboration, communication, consensus building, combating complacency and challenging the status quo. The MWG will work to identify gaps in and share knowledge, develop meaningful and informative education materials and mechanisms, seek consensus on best practice, and foster constructive collaborations around the globe to improve miner health and welfare.


  1. Provide a community for mining health professionals to share and obtain practical and ‘leading-edge’ knowledge.

  2. Advocate for improved standards of occupational health protection in mining.

  3. Develop and disseminate best practice information for industrial hygienists and safety professionals in mining.

  4. Provide a forum for mining professionals to network and become more involved in the mission.

  5. Promote the professional development of mining industrial hygienists and allied professionals through educational courses, informal mentoring, publications, newsletters, etc.

  6. Promote access to and exchange of industrial hygiene and occupational health data.

  7. Identify and promote mining-related industrial hygiene research.