Health & Safety Division

As a member of the Health & Safety Division of SME, you have access to professional networking and leadership opportunities with peers who share your career objectives.

The Health & Safety Division of SME aims to provide a medium of cooperation between and among those directly engaged in all aspects of occupational health and safety issues as they relate to mining and related industries.

The Health & Safety Division provides a forum for the exchange of technical information, through the publication of papers, arrangement of meetings and programs and the encouragement of education on any subject related to mining health and safety. Current Division activities and investments include developing and administering:

  • Technical sessions for the SME Annual Conference

  • Awards for individuals

  • Monthly Mining Engineering magazine articles such as safety shares, synopses of important H&S topics, or notification of upcoming Division events – e.g., Certified Mine Safety Professional Exam (CMSP)

  • One-hour webinars

  • CMSP exam, preparatory course for the exam, and materials and practices necessary to obtain ISO 17024 accreditation.

Health & Safety Division Annual Breakfast

This event is a fantastic opportunity for division members to network while supporting the Health & Safety Division scholarships!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

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Health & Safety Division Bylaws
Health & Safety Division Operating Plan
Health & Safety Division Brochure

Health & Safety Division Meeting Minutes

2021 Health & Safety Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2020 Health & Safety Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2019 Health & Safety Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2018 Health & Safety Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2016 Health & Safety Division Annual Meeting Minutes

Health & Safety Division Committees

This committee will be responsible for developing new revenue streams and enhancing existing revenue streams by working in conjunction with the H&S Division executive committee and the H&S Division Strategic Plan. The committee works in conjunction with the H&S Division SME staff liaison to ensure appropriate execution of the sponsorship plan. Maintains contacts and records of sponsorship development efforts.

Name Position Start End
Mark N. Savit Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2023
Mr. Mitch C. Kruger, CSP Vice Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2023
Matthew D. Lengerich Recorder 03/15/2021 02/28/2023
William M. Gleason SME Staff 05/24/2021 05/24/2025

The Committee shall have oversight of all activities within the Health & Safety Division.

Name Position Start End
Stacy L. Kramer IAMSH Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2024
Dr Ali Lashgari Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Emily J. Haas Vice Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Michael Routledge Past Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Patrick James, CMSP Secretary-Treasurer 03/01/2021
Pedram Roghanchi Communications Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Michael Routledge Nomination/Award Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Paloma Lazaro Program Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Dr. Lee W. Saperstein Representative 03/01/2020 02/28/2023
Josef Bilant Representative 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Elham Rahimi Representative 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Mark N. Savit Member 03/01/2020 02/28/2022
Mark G. Ellis Member 11/26/2020 02/28/2022
Dr. Eric A. Lutz, CMSP Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
William M. Gleason SME Staff 03/01/2015 02/28/2025
Name Position Start End
Dr Ali Lashgari Representative 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
William M. Gleason SME Staff 03/01/2018 02/28/2025

This committee will develop nominations for Division committees and the Division’s awards including, but not limited to: ensuring a representative slate of nominees (from the committee and the public), promoting and recruiting nominations for each award, providing a slate of nominees for each award to the S&H Division executive committee for their adjudication, maintaining confidentiality regarding all aspects of the nomination and award selection process, working with SME staff to ensure physical awards are prepared for presentation at H&S Division award breakfast at the annual SME conference and exposition.

Name Position Start End
Pedram Roghanchi Chair 03/01/2020 02/28/2022
Patrick A. Jacomet Vice Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2023
Michael Routledge Co-Chair 03/01/2021 02/28/2023
Elham Rahimi Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2023
Mr Sidharth Agrawal Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2023
Carol Kiser SME Staff 03/01/2021 02/28/2050

Upon reaching a membership of 500, there shall be a number of committees, known as Technical Committees, each representing a discipline or specialty of Health and Safety issues of current interest for the purpose of technical programming, and the total representing the technical programming interests of the Health and Safety Division and providing the means for meeting these interests.

Name Position Start End
Amy J Richins Member 03/01/2021
Dr. Lee W. Saperstein Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Dr Susan M. Moore, PHD Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Lori N.H. Guasta, PHD Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Mr. Collin M. Rogers, CMSP Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Vicki L. Seppala Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Kimberly Walster, CMSP Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
Dr. Eric A. Lutz, CMSP Member 03/01/2021 02/28/2022
William M. Gleason SME Staff 03/01/2020 02/28/2025

Health & Safety Division Awards

Research & Educational Excellence Award

The Health & Safety Research & Educational Excellence Award was established in 2012 and is presented to an individual or a research or educational institution exemplifying exceptional innovation and dedication toward advancement in technology or education for the protection and well-being of miners.

Nominations for this award are currently closed.

Individual Excellence Award

The Health & Safety Individual Excellence Award (HSIX Award) was established in 2012 and is presented to a member of the industry who demonstrates outstanding dedication, leadership or heroism in exploration, mining and/or metallurgy occupational safety and health management.

Nominations for this award are currently closed.

Operational Excellence Award

The Health & Safety Operational Excellence Award was established in 2012. The Award recognizes operations that demonstrate improved health or safety performance as a result of (1) designing, launching, and tracking initiatives over at least the past five years or (2) maintaining programs for more than five years that require a considerable commitment of resources.

Nominations for this award are currently closed.

Health & Safety Division Scholarships

There are no current scholarships to display for the Health & Safety Division.