Vince "Bluto" Saporito to be Keynote Speaker at Mining Conference

By Allison Satterwhite

Vince "Bluto" Saporito will be the opening keynote speaker for the 8th Annual Mine Safety and Health Conference, October 22-24, in Reno, NV. The conference will build partnerships focusing on zero fatalities, injuries and occupational illnesses in the mining industry while creating a better understanding of how to send miners home healthy after each shift. Bluto's high energy presentation is entitled "Continuous Improvement Through Lessons Learned," when he will share the proven practices from aircraft carrier operations, airline aviation, and space operations. He will identify how aviation's tragic incidents kick-started their performance/safety initiatives into a journey towards zero incident operations, and how lessons learned can be applied in other high-reliability industries.