Atlantic Alliance Conference presentations

Please click below to view PDF files of presentations shown at Atlantic Alliance conferences.

2010 Brussels

2008 Washington

2007 Munich

2006 Dundalk

2005 Orlando

2004 Cornwall

The 'Atlantic Alliance' is an international body formed to share Health and Safety knowledge in the field of aggregates quarrying/mining. Founded by the UK, USA, Germany and Eire, the Alliance comprises representatives (from both sides of the Atlantic) of Industry, H&S Regulators and global/local Manufacturers of plant and equipment. Future meetings of the Alliance will occur every 2 years.


2010 Brussels

Presentations shown at the Atlantic Alliance Conference in Brussels, October 2010

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The UEPG President, Jim O’Brien, NSSGA CEO & President, Joy Wilson and ISSA Vice-President, John McEndoo welcomed all, and emphasized the importance of the health & safety challenges at hand. In particular, John McEndoo commented that while ICMM represented just 1% of employees globally, it unfortunately represented 8% of all occupational fatalities, therefore safety improvement was paramount.

Chaired by Antony Fell

Matthew Heppleston of DG Employment underlined safety at work as a basic human right. There were some 2.3m fatalities at work each year, hugely costly in human and economic terms. Many companies and organizations are striving for better safety, as also the European Commission which has tripartite consultations with key bodies. Key European requirements are laid out in the Extractive Industries Framework Directive 89/391/EEC, further developed in many daughter Directives. Good practice guidelines have been developed by DG Employment, and are implemented via the European Agency for Health & Safety at Work, based in Bilbao. DG Employment actively supports the work of the Atlantic Alliance.

Helmut Ehnes of ISSA Mining emphasized its work in promoting health & safety in the mining industry in cooperation with many global organizations focused on safety. See This has been advanced through the June 2008 Seoul Declaration, the first common global initiative on safety. He thoroughly supported the work of the Atlantic Alliance and suggested it might become a co-signatory of the Seoul Declaration in due course.

Joy Wilson of NSSGA outlined the many positive initiatives taken by the US quarrying industry, despite the severe financial burdens coming on the industry from recessionary markets, extra taxes, new NIOSH, MSHA and EPA regulations. Despite all these challenges, the industry alliance with MSHA had led to steadily improved LTI (accident) frequency rates, with the annual numbers of fatalities also hugely reduced. NSSGA continues to support the work and goals of the Atlantic Alliance.

Dieter Mantwill of RAG described its very successful campaign of reducing LTIs and fatalities in the German hard-coal mining industry. Keys to its success were successive improvements in technology, organization and people. The key lessons learnt were that safety must be embedded in all operations in all levels of the organization, particularly in senior managerial staff.

Jim O’Brien outlined the work of the WBCSD/Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) in addressing the imperative of fatality reduction and elimination in the cement and downstream industries. Records show that there are some 200 fatalities a year in the global quarrying sector, where some 60% relate to contractors, and some 50% are caused the mobile plant. Hence all the CEOs in the CSI voluntarily undertook to implement specific Driving and Contractor Safety Initiatives throughout their global operations within a 5-year timescale.

Phil Papard of the UK HSE described the role of standards in ensuring greater safety in plant design and specification, both at UK and EU levels. See He welcomed the Atlantic Alliance work as a means of driving forward the safety imperatives in standardization work, which committees are mostly dominated by the machinery producers rather than the industry users.

Dirk Fincke of UEPG described the very positive progress achieved by the industry in the European Social Dialogue Agreement on Respirable Crystalline Silica. It showed how such an agreement could be highly successful. Success that would be enhanced if the Construction industry and, importantly, its Social Partners were to join up.

Milton Akira Kiyotani of ANEPAC gave an overview of the impressive safety commitment of IBRAM, the Brazilian mining institute in its "Miner Açoã" program. It has adopted ten working principles, emphasizing the safety imperative from the top management. Several good practice guidelines have also been developed, and it is essential that these be implementable just as much in small as well as large enterprises.

Chaired by Helmut Ehnes

Martin Isles described the Hanson UK / MPA genesis of the voluntary "Safer by Design" initiative, advocated through the website, now adopted as a UEPG project. He emphasized the parallel progress achieved in the University of Queensland’s EMESRT (Earth-Moving Equipment Safety Round Table), and its active engagement process with many of the main machinery suppliers. He advocated joined-up thinking by all present in achieving the common goal of safer machinery.

Tim Horberry of the University of Queensland described the genesis of the EMESRT project through the mining industry in Australia. Crucially it had recognized the potential "design vacuum" between plant users and the OEM machinery manufacturers. Since launched in 2008, it has achieved significant success in convincing the manufacturers on building-in essential safety features, and this was now strongly supported by the State regulators. He welcomed a continued and even more active cooperation with the Atlantic Alliance.

Valerie Cantrell and Mark Andrew described Caterpillar's specific focus on "Safely Home, Everyone, Every Day". Caterpillar is dedicated to incorporating safety improvements in its plant design, much of this based on customer feedback. A huge amount of safety advice is readily available on Caterpillar welcomed the Atlantic Alliance initiative and would positively consider industry safety recommendations.

Gerhard Steiger described the work of CEN/TC151 on Construction Equipment and Building Material Machine Safety, as well as its links with the similarly focused ISO/TC127 and TC195. He emphasized the importance of industry input, and so would welcome the participation of UEPG as a Liaison Member in TC151.

Matthew Heppleston presented the activities on improving safety of DG Employment and CEN SABOHS (Strategic Advisory Body for Occupational Health & Safety). These included the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work (ACSH), the Standing Working Party (SWP) for mines and other extractive industries. He welcomed Atlantic Alliance inputs in these areas, and actively encouraged its getting involved with CEN SABOHS and its Technical Committees.

Ian Fraser mentioned DG Enterprise work on the Machinery Directive, the sets and application of the essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs) for the design and manufacture of safe equipment. He described the importance of harmonized standards and the work of the CEN/TC 151 as well as being the preferred path for "Safer by Design".

Troy Felts of Hanson UK underlined the need for machinery suppliers to take on board feedback from customers on improving safety in machine design. He cited several examples of poor safety design from several well-known machine manufacturers, illustrating how small safety improvements can make a huge difference in eliminating both fatalities and accidents. Therefore he continued to strongly support the work of the Atlantic Alliance.

Stefano Boy of ETUI (European Trade Unions Institute) emphasized that key role of employee involvement in safety improvement. Positive inputs could be made at both the equipment design with manufacturers (under Directive 98/37) as well as under employers’ obligations in the safe use of the equipment (under Directive 89/655). ETUI therefore was very willing to cooperate in the work of the Atlantic Alliance.

There followed an active panel discussion, chaired by Antony Fell, comprising:

  • Ian Fraser, European Commission
  • Matthew Heppleston, European Commission
  • Phil Papard, UK Health & Safety Executive
  • Rory Graham, Machinery Safety Expert
  • Gerhard Steiger, CEN Rapporteur, Machinery Safety,
  • Valerie Cantrell, CAT
  • Troy Felts, Hanson UK
  • David Nus, Volvo
  • Michael Keating, CRH

All agreed on the safety imperative, and that much could be achieved by clearer safety specifications and demands by the industry in making a common approach to all equipment manufacturers. The equipment suppliers would react very positively.

Jim O’Brien thanked all for their excellent inputs to the first day’s discussions. There was a remarkable commonality between all presentations on the imperative of improving safety in the extractive industry, and they key role that can be played through safer machine design.

The day concluded with a visit by all delegates to an Occupational Health Monitoring Vehicle, specializing in audiometric testing.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chaired by Martin Isles

Martin Böttcher of the German BGRCI described its highly-successful safety campaign on accident and fatality elimination in transport, including transport to and from work. It focuses on the need for attention while driving, as distractions are a common cause of severe accidents. More data applicable to many situations can be seen on and

Prof Vladimir Rodin described, via interpretation, the successful pioneering field tests on PPE for use in extremely cold weather conditions in Siberia, a project co-sponsored by BG Bau and the Labour Safety Scientific Research Institute in Yekaterinburg, Russia, as well as several PPE suppliers. The optimized PPE leads to much safer working conditions.

Paul Corbin, Co-Chair of the CSI, described the recent major industry initiative on Driving Safety, downloadable from, and specifically on This document is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic, with more languages to follow. He illustrated its successful implementation in very challenging conditions by Lafarge East Africa in Kenya and Uganda. All 18 of the CSI member companies have undertaken to implement this initiative in their global activities (including quarrying) within the next 5 years. Many "Safety by Design" features are incorporated in this CSI initiative.

Ulrich Hank of RWE described its very successful safety program achieved in the power generation business in Germany. The big challenge came in the safety management of contractors from many different countries, languages and cultures. The key lay in PSM (Partner Safety Management) where everyone on site had to be full committed to and trained in safety. Achieving zero required ongoing dedication.

Martin Isles, described the highly positive UK MPA "Cycle Safe" campaign for reducing accidents involving cyclists on city streets. The key challenge includes making cyclists (and pedestrians) visible to the driver in the "blind spot" when turning left (in the UK), or right (in Mainland Europe) as well as providing external and in-cab warning systems. There was very good cooperation between the industry, police, authorities and cyclist groups. It was emphasised that the campaign was as much about educating the cycling public - directly and via third parties - as it was equipping lorries with appropriate devices &aids.

Mark Füllemann of Holcim described the CSI Contractor Safety Initiative, recently adopted by the 18 major companies for global implementation with 5 years. The document is also downloadable in a similar range of languages from This document was based on the fact that 60% of all fatalities in the industry are to contractors. Hence the need for close safety focus in contractor prequalification, selection, award, project commencement, execution and post-contract evaluation. Several pilot schemes have already been implemented, including management of contractor transport in India.

Michel Buzot of UNPG described the very focused safety campaign in the French aggregates sector, based on 12 "Golden Rules" in health & safety organization, people behavior and work methods. It has already produced a significant reduction in accidents, and fatalities are very low.

César Luaces Frades of FdA described the strong business case for better safety, as experienced in the Spanish extractive industry. Indeed safety-related expenditure is widely regarded as a good financial investment, apart altogether from the obvious human and ethical issues involved. It is commonly accepted that safe operations are actually more profitable, as well as having better employee (and contractor) morale.

A lively open discussion followed, chaired by Pat Griffin of the Irish HSA. A particular plea was made by Bettina Nickel that the "Safer by Design" recommendations could also be used by small companies in plant purchases, hence communication of the initiative was key.

Conference Conclusions and Action Plan:

Jim O’Brien on behalf of UEPG summarized the main conclusions of the three sessions as follows:

  • There was unanimity on the imperative for greater safety in the Extractive Industry, particularly on the need to eliminate fatalities.
  • Several presentations showed that the industry, its regulators, monitoring and standardization bodies had indeed made huge strides towards safety improvement, though all accepted that much more needed to be – and could be - done.
  • The common key success factors were safety dedication from the CEO level, down and throughout the organization, with an absolute focus on non-negotiable safety "Golden Rules", particularly on Driving and Contractor (including contract driving) safety.
  • All parties present fully supported the Atlantic Alliance strategy, and wished to have even stronger action going forward. It is a case of "we are all agreed that better safety is our common key objective, now let’s do it!"
  • It was up to each individual company to ensure that its specifiers used the agreed safety recommendations when making plant purchases, and indeed that plant suppliers would include these features as standard globally.
  • A communiqué on general conclusions was agreed for external distribution.

Accordingly, he proposed the following specific internal action plan:

  • The industry should seek to "join together" the UK/UEPG "Safer by Design" requirements with the Australian "EMESRT" approach, in that the industry should speak with one common voice on the safety specifications it demanded of the plant suppliers. It was agreed that Martin Isles would discuss this with Professor Jim Joy, the leader of EMESRT, when on leave in Australia in late October. Ideally this "merger" should result in a unified set of industry requirements by early 2011.
  • Once this was achieved, UEPG would seek increased links and inputs from the many parties present, that is DG Enterprise, DG Employment, CEN, ISSA, ICMM, CSI, OSHA/MSHA, NIOSH (and possibly FIEC) as appropriate.
  • UEPG would also seek support from its "Global Aggregates Network", that is from NSSGA, CCAA, AQA, ASPASA, ASOGRAVAS, ANEPAC, FIPA, etc.
  • The focus then would be to form a common platform for discussion with the OEM plant suppliers, so that the required safety improvements would be achieved.

Joy Wilson, on behalf of NSSGA, indicated that she fully supported this action plan. In particular, the OEM manufacturers were represented in the US (and globally) by the AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers). She proposed that a representative group of UEPG, ISSA and NSSGA should meet with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) at a meeting to be set up in March 2011 in connection with the NSSGA Annual Conference.

John McEndoo, on behalf of ISSA, concurred with this action plan, and indicated he would seek active support from ICMM.

Jim O’Brien indicated that it would be appropriate to hold the next Atlantic Alliance meeting in 2012. to ensure continued progress towards its objectives. He acknowledged the two invitations from US and Russia respectively to host that next event, but indicated that as the US was the first to table the invitation, it should be accepted. The next event (or any intermediate event) could take place in Russia, and this would emphasize the international aspect. Perhaps the conference title in future should change from 'Atlantic Alliance' to 'Global Alliance', to emphasize that it was indeed now becoming a truly global initiative.

He thanked the key arrangers and hosts for the current event, namely UEPG and ISSA, and also FEDIEX for the common dinner. He wished all participants a safe journey home.

2008 Washington

Presentations shown at the Atlantic Alliance Conference in Leesburg Virginia, Washington, September 2008

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Session 1 – State of Our Industry - Safety and Health
Moderator – Helmut Ehnes

State of the Industry in the USA - Louis Griesemer (US); Felix Quintana (MSHA, US); Helmut Ehnes (StBG German Insurance Assocn.)

UK - HSE - Dr Phil Smith; UEPG/UK - Martin Isles

Australian Update - Tom Hethmon (Dyno Nobel)


Session 2 – Benchmarking Injury Statistics and Best Practices
Moderator - Neal Merrifield

Analyzing the USA Numbers - Root Causes - Best Practices - Mike Hancher (MSHA)

Challenges in Harmonization of Data Sources - Martin Isles (UEPG/QPA)

Do Injury Reduction Initiatives Work? - Phil Smith (HSE, Great Britain)

Building a Safety Culture in Ireland - Pat Griffin (HSA, Eire/Ireland)

Progress with the Hard Target Initiative in Northern Ireland - Malcolm Downey (HSENI)


Session 3 – Safer by Design - Loose Plant
Moderator - Louis Griesemer

Setting the Scene: Users view on ISO standards - Rory Graham

Live demo of - Kevin Brennan (Caterpillar Inc.)

Volvo Construction Equipment - Peter Causer

Brigade Electronics - Henry Morgan

Komatsu - Allen Smith, Sales Director, Marubeni-Komatsu (UK Distributor)

Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) - Mike Pankonin


Session 4 – Safer by Design - Process Plant
Moderator - Una Connolly

Setting the Scene: Users Challenge - Rory Graham

Safe Crushing & Screening Plant Design - Matthew Voigt, Metso Minerals

Safe Asphalt Plant Design - Gil Morgan, Astec

Safe Cement Plant Design - L. Harvey Kirk III

Onsite Explosives Mixing/Deploying - Tom Hethmon, Dyno Nobel


Friday, 26 September 2008

Session 5 – Aggregates Health & Safety in Europe
Moderator - Martin Isles

The Sustainable Development Context - Denis Mertens (UEPG)

EU Priorities on Health & Safety - Antony Fell (UEPG)

Miro's Strategy to Enhance Health and Safety - Professor Ulrich Hahn (Bundersverband Mineralische Rohstoffe [MIRO])

Health and Safety Aspects of Process Plants in the Aggregates Sector - César Luaces Frades (La Federación de Áridos, Spain)


Session 6 – Contractor Competence
Moderator - Kevin Burns

Contractors Checklist - Anne Kelhart, Martin Stone Quarries

Contractor Management Best Practices - Rory Callaghan, ISNET World

MSHA's Part 46 'Training Assistance' - Ed Elliott, Rogers Group - Jeopardy Contractor


Session 7 – Silica & Diesel: Occupational Health Challenges
Moderator - Tom Hethmon

Silica / DPM - Kelly Bailey

Silica - Chris Findlay, CIH, MSHA

Diesel Particulate Matter - Bill Pomroy

EU "Silica" Social Dialogue Agreement - Martin Isles

Manufacturers' Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Responsibilities: - Jean-Marc Vanbelle (FEDIEX, Belgium)

2007 Munich

Presentations shown at the Atlantic Alliance Conference in Weissach, Germany, April 2007

Keynote Address: Target Zero - Alan Murray, Chief Executive, Hanson PLC Text | Slides

Friday, 20 April 2007

Opening and Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hahn, German Aggregates Federation (MIRO, Germany)

Session 1 – State of the Industry
Chairman: Dr. Ulrich Hahn

State of the Industry in the US - Bill Ford (NSSGA, US), Bob Friend (MSHA, US)

Accident Reduction – Progress and Problems
- Martin Isles (Quarry Products Association, UK), Dr. Phil Smith (HSE, UK)

Prevention in Germany – Results and Recent Developments
- Wolfgang Pichl (StBG, Germany)

State of the Industry in Ireland - Patrick Griffin (HSA, Ireland)

Session 2 – Towards Leadership in Safety & Health Management
Chairman: Peter Ward

Executive’s Responsibility in HSE - Dr. Gunter Baldermann (MIBRAG, Germany)

The Lafarge Safety Roadmap – Improvement of Health and Safety in a Multinational Environment - Ludwig Berger (Lafarge Roofing GmbH, Germany)

Avoiding the Disconnect - Ed Elliott (Rogers Group, US)

The role and activities of senior and executive operational leadership within the Lafarge Health & Safety Roadmap - Tim Walter (Lafarge Group, US)

Session 3 – Education – Qualification – Safety Trainings
Chairman: Prof. Christian Buhrow

Safety Education and Motivation - Prof. Christian Buhrow (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany)

Worker Education and its contribution to Improved Health & Safety Performance - Dr. Phil Smith (HSE, UK)

MSHA State Grants, MSHA Academy - Bob Friend (MSHA, US), Peter Ward (Hanson, US)

Enhanced Training of Employees – Better Working Conditions - Walter Nelles (MIRO, Germany)

Session 4 – Successful change of behaviour: Principles – Campaigns – Tools
Chairman: Patrick Griffin

Strategies of behavioural change - Dr. Ulrich Baetz

MSHA SLAM Risk - Bill Ford (NSSGA, US), Bob Friend (MSHA, US)

Five steps to improve safety – behavioural change in a medium-sized company in Germany - Dr. Bettina Nickel (Johannes Nickel GmbH + Co KG, Germany)

Industrial Hygiene Practices - Peter Ward (Hanson, US)

Safety and Health Tools - Christian Claus (StBG, Germany)

A Behavioural-Based Approach to Improving Safety Performance in the Minerals Industry - Anam Parand (Camborne School of Mines, University of Cornwall)

The DVD project “Safety First” - Ludwig Berger (Lafarge Roofing GmbH, Germany)

Programme Saturday, 21 April 2007

Session 5 – Guest presentations by newly joining countries and EU-based organizations
Chairman: Anthony Fell

ANEFA actions in Health and Safety - Cesar Luaces Frades (ANEFA, Spain)

The Mining and Quarrying Industries Associations efforts to improve Health and Safety - Torbjørn Lilleås (PGL/Veidekke, Norway)

Health & Safety Politics in French quarries and present UNPG actions - Georges Aussedat (UNPG, France)

Self-inspection by associations - Jacques Grob (FSKB Switzerland)

Session 6 – Best Practice & Awards for Health and Safety

Chairman: Ed Elliott

National Awards – Government & Industry - Bill Ford (NSSGA, US), Bob Friend (MSHA, US)

Good Health and Safety Practices in the European Aggregates Industry - Cesar Luaces Frades (ANEFA, Spain)

Communicating Best Practice and Innovation - Martin Isles (Quarry Products Association, UK), Dr Phil Smith (HSE, UK)

10 Years Award “Work – Safety – Health”: A Success Story - Helmut Ehnes (StBG, Germany)

Session 7 – Good Health for Good Business
Chairman: Geraint Morris

Keynote Presentation: Managing the Health of our Workforce - Geraint Morris (Lafarge Aggregates, UK)

Voices, Views and Visions: Utilizing a Framework for Moving Occupational Safety and Health Research to Practice - Dr. Max Lum (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, US)

Silica Dust and COPD, is there an association? - Prof. Kurt Ulm (Institut für Med. Statistik und Epidemiologie, Germany)

Implementation of the Social Dialogue Agreement - Valentine Poot Baudier (IMA-Europe, Belgium)

Diesel Soot in workplace air: State of regulations and prevention in Germany
- Dr. Dirk Dahmann (IGF, Germany)

Session 8 – Safe Machinery for safe production: Manufacturers Cooperations
Chairman: Rory Graham

Safe Mobile Plant - we can make a difference - Rory Graham (UK)

Solutions for a safer design and improved operator comfort on earth moving machines - Michael Holzhey (Zeppelin, Germany)

Caterpillar Virtual Training Systems (equipment simulator live demo) - Angel Luis Gonzalez Suarez (Caterpillar, Spain)

Minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (vibration) - Alexandra Polster (Grammer AG, Germany)

The Trellex Dust Control - Claes Larsson (Metso Minerals AB, Sweden)

Metso Minerals security standards on mobile equipment – advantages, experiences and future developments - Jorma Kempas (Metso Minerals AB, Sweden)

Legal Requirements and Technical Solutions in the Combating of Dust - Kurt Bartke (Hessian Ministry of Environment, Germany)

The MSHA Alliance with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers - Robert Friend (MSHA, US)

The branch initiative of MIRO, Germany - Walter Nelles (MIRO, Germany)

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2006 Dundalk

Presentations shown at the Atlantic Alliance Conference in Dundalk, Ireland, June 2006

Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Session 1 – The State of Our Industry
Chairman – Mr. Peter McKie (HSENI)

“The State of the Industry"

Session 2 – Occupational Health Issues

Chairman - Mr. Nigel Foley-Fisher

Asbestos/Non-Asbestos & Silica Issues - Mr. Peter Ward (US)

Respirable Silica – Social Dialogue Agreement - Mr Martin Isles and Dr. Paez-Maletz (Joint UK/GER)

EU Vibration & Noise Directives - Implications - Dr. Paul Brereton (UK)

"Good Health for Good Business” - Mr. Helmut Ehnes (GER)

Fitness for Duty, (Medicals, Drugs, Alcohol) - Mr Jeremy Smith (AUS)

Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Session 3 – Safety Innovation in the Industry
Chairman - Mr Macarton McGroder (IMQS)

PPE & Vehicle Seat Belt Issues - Mr. Robert Friend (US)

Caterpillar & Vehicle Safety Issues - Mr. Tom Ambrose (US)

Response from Manufacturers to AA Letter - Mr. Tim Faithful (UK)

Contractors Safety Passport Scheme - Mr Michael Keating (IRL)

Consultation and Worker Involvement - Mr. Paul Tanton (UK)

Industry Co-operation (HSENI & QPA) - Mr. Downey/Mr. Best (NI)

Industry Co-operation (MSHA & NSSGA) - Mr. Fiend/Mr.Walter (US)

Session 4 – Supporting Small to Medium Enterprises
Chairman – Mr. Gordon Best (QPANI)

What Small Operators Need from the Regulators - Mr. David Flood (IRL)

Small Quarries Assistance Programme - Update - Mr. F. Quintana (US)

Ensuring Competence in the Quarrying Industry - Ms. Helen Turner (UK)

The NVQ Experience - Mr. David Johnston (UK)

Atlantic Alliance Webs Site Update - Mr. Peter Schrandt (GER)

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2005 Orlando

Presentations shown at the Atlantic Alliance Conference in Orlando, Fl., USA, September 2005 - Presentations not currently available

Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Hard Target & Target Zero - Helen Turner, HSE

Trade Association Role & Challenges US - Bill Ford

Trade Association Role & Challenges UK - Martin Isles QPA

MSHA 15/50 Update and Support Actions USA - Felix Quintana

The Safety Seal and Incentive Scheme - Helmut Ehners, StBG

UK Worker Education - Colin Nottage

Educational Policy and Development USA - Kevin Burns

Training New Miners USA Part 1 - Robert Grayson

Training New Miners USA Part 2 - Robert Grayson


Friday September 23, 2005

NSSGA Occupational Health Program - Tom Hethmon

Silica - European Developments - Dirk Dahmann

Access and Egress on Earthmoving Equipment - Rory Graham, Foster Yeoman

Seatbelt performance in quarry vehicle incidents - Helen Turner, HSE

Manufacturer Response to Safety & Health Needs - Phil Rixstine

US Data Mining Initiative: What Have We Learned - Mike Hancher

Operational Leadership in Safety - Dan McClain, Lafarge NA

Light My Fire USA - Don Williamson

Building Prevention Networks Development USA - Helmut Ehnes

Analysis Assessment of Earthmoving Equipment - Ludger Kaup

Visible Felt Leadership UK & NI - Peter McKie


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2004 Cornwall

Presentations shown at the Atlantic Alliance Conference in Cornwall, England, May 2004

Monday, 10 May 2004

Session 1 – Gaining Commitment
Chair: Geoff Baker, HSE

Welcome and history - Bob Pine, CSM

Introduction: the UK picture - Terry Rose, HSE

Introduction: the US picture - Jim Sharpe, NSSGA

View from a major in the UK - Robbie Robertson, Tarmac

View from a major in the US - Peter Ward, Hanson. Ed Elliott, Rogers Group

View from the MSHA - Bob Friend, MSHA

View from Germany - Helmut Ehnes, StBG

Session 2 – Education and Training
Chair: Bob Friend, MSHA

The UK system for competence - Clive Webb, EPIC

The US system for competence - Bob Friend, MSHA

A global need for education - Patrick Foster, CSM

Tuesday, 11 May 2004

Session 3 – Occupational Health
Chair: Jim Sharpe, NSSGA

US Health risk management - Bob Friend, MHSA

US Health programme - Peter Ward, Hanson

UK Health risk management - Rory Graham, Foster Yeoman

Session 4 – Best Practice
Chair: Helmut Ehnes, StBG

US Regulatory/Producer approach - Bob Friend, MSHA. Peter Ward, Hanson

The QPA approach - Martin Isles, QPA

Partnership with suppliers - Tom Ambrose, Caterpillar

Session 5 – Working Together
Chair: John Close, Lafarge Aggregates

Data Mining Initiative - Jim Sharpe, NSSGA. Bob Friend, MSHA

Successes and failures of the UK Hard Target initiative - Rob Pearce, HSE

Successes and failures in the US - Jim Sharpe, NSSGA


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