Where: Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral FG room
When: During the SME Convention, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 8:30 to noon
Host: CIM Mining Standards and Guidelines Committee (MSGC)
This will be of interest to: Mining companies, OEMs, Technology providers, Consultants, Researchers

Participants are invited to contribute to efforts towards building industry-driven standards to improve mining efficiencies, safety and productivity. The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Workshop will highlight first-year achievements by the MSGC, and explore opportunities to increased stakeholder involvement to create standards and best practices meeting common challenges mining companies face globally.

Modules will be in the format of focus groups, lead by Working Group leaders. The priority is to collect feedback from stakeholders, and confirm the next steps for project development.

Workshop outline:

Introduction: MSGC 2012 highlights and Working Group matrix

Module 1: Mining-related ISO technical committees – what’s coming down the pipeline

Module 2: Operational Safety and Risk Management: building corporate safety guidelines best practices and standard leading indicators guidelines

Module 3: Underground Mining: targeting common challenges of moving data through the entire underground mine

Module 4: Asset Management and Operations: building standard industry KPIs, data definitions and terminology with a view to defining information needs from on and offboard systems by management

Module 5: Onboard Data and Access: uniting Operators, OEMs and OTMs to a mutual goal; building a data dictionary; defining processes for the future

Module 6: Onboard Technology and Connectivity: defining a connectivity standard for communication with onboard devices for mobile mining equipment

Module 7: Situation Awareness: creating a common user interface for large shovels – next steps

Discussion: confirming key priorities, structure, next steps

This working is open. To assist planning, and ensure space available, please RSVP to MSGC Managing Director Heather Ednie at hednie@cim.org


The CIM Mining Standards and Guidelines Committee (MSGC) is building a global, multi-stakeholder community to advance the availability and use of standards and guidelines for the international mining industry. Almost a year into its mandate, MSGC has fast grown to span over 50 companies with members and participants around the globe. MSGC ensures global diversity and relevancy through the support of key Partner Organizations: CIM, SME, AusIMM, and SMART.