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U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration National Mine Health and Safety Academy January 22-23, 2014

This tuition-free seminar is for mining company managers, blasting engineers, blasters, and others involved with the planning, design, and use of explosives in the mining industry. The most recent innovations in drilling and blasting design technology will be addressed, along with specific blasting applications, up-to-date blasting regulations, and blasting related information from recognized experts. Presenters are drawn from manufacturers of explosives and accessories, blasting consultants, design experts, and government agencies. Examples of topics include:

  • Safety in storage, transportation, and use of explosives, and how to recognize and prevent malfunctions.
  • Blasting design technology.
  • Safe blasting practices.
  • Drilling design.
  • The use of seismology in blasting applications.
  • Electronic initiation systems.
  • Flyrock.
  • Construction blasting.
  • Vibration control.
  • Contact Kevin Malay at 304-256-3539 or malay.kevin@dol.gov or Roger Montali at 304-256-3535 or montali.roger@dol.gov for more information.

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