Acmena Senior Consultant and human factors specialist, Keryn Pauley, has been invited to present at the Annual Women In Quarrying Conference on Thursday 2 September.

Titled, ‘Understanding Human Factors and Their Application in the Extractive Industry’, Keryn’s presentation will explore how human factors principles can be applied to optimise systems and technologies to meet the needs of their operators in safety-critical industries.

Leveraging her expertise in system design and evaluation, user training and safety management, Keryn will provide examples of key human factors applications in the rail industry, including the role of non-technical skills, to minimise the risk of accidents, and how these processes can be applied to improve safety in the extraction industry.

“I’m looking forward to having the chance to talk to a new audience about human factors and how the the lessons and experiences learned from rail can be applied to the extraction industry,” said Keryn. “It’s going to be really interesting to explore how the processes we use in rail compare to those used in quarrying and how the discipline could possibly help fill any gaps in current safety practices.”

Held at The Glen Hotel in Eight Mile Plains, Qld, the event starts at 8am AEST. For more information, including booking and the full conference program, visit:


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