CITIC Pacific Mining is proud to be a Silver sponsor the first Pilbara Sleep Health Summit being run by Royal Perth Hospital’s Medical Research Foundation 20-22 May in Karratha.

Specifically designed for the mining, oil and gas sector, this summit is providing a fresh look at sleep and how to improve sleeping patterns for workers in the industry.

CPM has joined with a number of industry organisations, including Woodside, to support the inaugural event.

Joce Young, CEO of the RPH Medical Research Foundation is passionate about tackling what she believes is a pervasive health issue. Lack of sleep and fatigue are chronic health conditions right up there with high profile lifestyle issues such as smoking, alcohol consumption, bad diet and insufficient exercise.

“Sleep has an important relationship with mental wellbeing, and being so tailored for mining workers, we felt it was important to be involved,” said Gary Rayson, CPM’s General Manager – Health & Safety.

“We all know how important sleep is, but this forum will be providing fresh insights and new ideas for how to help workers improve their sleep.”

The event is being held in the Red Earth Arts Precinct in Karratha and CPM will have a number of representatives present from its Health & Safety and Human Resources teams.