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Have you seen the agenda for the upcoming Underground Stone Conference on the PACA social media sites? The speaker lineup is crazy good and should not be missed! Check it out below.

Please take a moment and register to attend this week's Underground Stone Conference (Thursday, October 5th) at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.; 700 Cherrington ParkwayMoon Township, PA 15108, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:05

Welcome, Antitrust & Confidentiality Statements & Introductions - Peter Vlahos, Josie Gaskey

9:05 – 9:30

John Stefanko, DEP Deputy Secretary of Active & Abandoned Mines & Rich Wagner, DEP Director, Bureau of Mine Safety

9:30 – 10:00

Dr. Stephen G. Sawyer, Jr., PhD, PE - Director, NIOSH Pittsburgh Mining Research Division

NIOSH Mining Health and Safety Research in PA and Beyond

10:00 – 10:45

Cheryl Spellman - Operations Manager, Pennsy Supply, A CRH Company

Pennsy Supply Research Update

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 11:30

Nicole Evanek - Geologist, NIOSH

Utilizing 3D LiDAR Scanning to Analyze Ground Control Hazards

11:30 – Noon

Arthur M. Wolfson -Partner, Fisher Phillips LLC

Promoting Mental Wellbeing as Part of Mine Safety

Noon – 12:45 LUNCH

12:45 – 1:15

Dr. Brett M. Hakey - US DOE, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Critical Minerals & Materials Program at NETL

1:15 – 1:45

John Morgan - Sr. Vice President, RESPEC

Highwall Stabilization and Ground Control – Underground Mine Design

1:45 – 2:15

Gregory M. Rumbaugh - Technical Support, Roof Control, MSHA

Ground Control in Stone Mines

2:15 – 2:30 BREAK

2:30 – 3:00

Gamel Rashed - Mining Engineer, NIOSH

Using S-Pillar in Underground Stone Mine Pillar Design and Understanding Limitations

3:00 – 3:30

Vasu Gangrade (Mining Engineer)/Marcia Harris (General Engineer)


NIOSH Research on Ventilating Large Opening Stone Mines

3:30 – 4:30 Adele Abrams

Safety Lawyer, The Law Office of Adele Abrams

MSHA Proposed Silica Rulemaking and its Impacts


This registration link will no longer function after midnight on 10/3/2023.

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