SOCORRO, N.M., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the third annual New Mexico Mine Health and Safety Conference "Go the Distance" today announced that Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) Joe Main is confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year's conference, to be held at the Macey Center of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology May 3-5.
"This is a significant event," said Terence Foreback, New Mexico State Mine Inspector. "The purpose of the conference is to share ideas and experience to reinforce our shared commitment to zero injuries and incidents. In light of last week's mining tragedy in West Virginia, Mr. Main's presence at our conference will be even more meaningful for attendees.
In addition to safety, the conference will focus on health issues in the workplace. "New Mexico mining operations are committed to the health of our miners," said Steve Mills, Conference Chair. "We are look forward to exploring ways we can incorporate Mr. Main's MSHA health initiatives."
The conference theme "Go the Distance" recognizes that achieving zero incidents and maintaining a healthy work environment is an ongoing journey requiring constant vigilance and the commitment of everyone. The conference takes place at Macey Center. Registration is $90 and includes four meals. For additional information and registration forms go to http://www.bmi.state.nm.us
SOURCE New Mexico Mine Health and Safety Conference