David Hales

Manager Health & Safety
BHP Billiton; San Juan Coal Company
David Hales

BHP Billiton
San Juan Coal Company
P.O. Box 561
Waterflow, New Mexico 87421

David has over 38 years experience in the mining industry with over 35 of those in underground coal. His career started in operations and maintenance and transitioned into a safety and health management role in 1990. The last 10 years has been heavily involved with risk management and risk assessment. In addition to safety, operations and maintenance experience, he has extensive experience in underground coal mine rescue and emergency medical services as both a participant and an instructor.