Improving Worker and Mine Safety with James Paquette
Join The Beaumier UP Heritage Center on Wednesday February 24th at 7pm for a lecture on worker and mine safety in the Upper Peninsula mining industry. This virtual lecture will explore the efforts to advance safety protocols in the mining industry. You can access this event from our Facebook page.
"Improving Worker and Mine Safety" is in association with the Center's current exhibition "Conflict and Resolve: Labor History of the UP". The exhibition is currently open only to NMU students, faculty, and staff due to Covid-19 safety restrictions.
Our lecturer, James Paquette, served on the advisory board of the exhibition and loaned items for display. After 35 years of service, Paquette retired from Cliffs Natural Resources/ Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. During his tenure, he held several leadership positions, including Senior Staff Safety & health Representative. He is a certified Mine Safety professional. While working at Cleveland Cliffs, Paquette was also an active organizer and officer in the united Steelworkers of America, where his work included founding a publication to inform about iron mines.
The Beaumier UP Heritage Center is a museum and educational center on the campus of Northern Michigan University. It celebrates the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.