An international drilling safety conference is scheduled for July 25-26 at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. The meeting’s goal is to establish global awareness on issues such as drill string guarding, drilling safety practices and drilling educational institutions; increase communication and networking opportunities; and promote drilling educational resources around the world.

Dan Carrocci of Determination Drilling & Soil Investigations Inc. says, “This is not your typical conference in the sense that no one will try to sell you anything but safety. It is your opportunity to play an integral role in establishing minimum safety requirements on drilling equipment around the world.”

The cost of the conference is $250, and proceeds to toward the Dan Grieves Memorial Safety Award/Bursary for the drilling and blasting program at Sir Sandford Fleming College. For complete details, e-mail