Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a community for mining health professionals to share and obtain practical and ‘leading-edge’ knowledge.
  • Advocate for improved standards of occupational health protection in mining.
  • Develop and disseminate best practice information for industrial hygienists and safety professionals in mining.
  • Provide a forum for mining professionals to network and become more involved in the mission.
  • Promote the professional development of mining industrial hygienists and allied professionals through educational courses, informal mentoring, publications, newsletters, etc.
  • Promote access to and exchange of industrial hygiene and occupational health data.
  • Identify and promote mining-related industrial hygiene research.

Current Projects

  • The project team reviewed the ISO 23875 standard
  • Mining-Air quality control systems for operator enclosures-Performance requirements and test methods - just completed.
  • Upcoming Synergist article on the ISO 23875 standard.
  • Outreach to promote MWG.

Products Produced by the Group

Quarterly meetings with guest speakers

Group Dynamics

Our members range from students to early career-long professionals with a varied mix of IH/OEHS practitioners from industry, academia, consulting, and regulators. We are a friendly and active group with engaging virtual committee meetings. We have engaging guest speakers. You can choose the level of involvement that fits your availability and earn CM points by:

Joining a project team

  • Participate in monthly committee meetings—provide feedback, recommend exploring areas, and communicate collaboration opportunities.
  • Mentorship and professional development.
  • Leadership development (serving as an officer of the group, project team leader).