2019 Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference

March 21, 2019
March 20, 2019 - Reception
DoubleTree Hotel, Worthington, Ohio

Sponsored by International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE), Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) and Ohio Coal Association (OCA). Endorsed by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management.

Hotel Reservations

The DoubleTree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave., is located just off the 270/71 Interchange. A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel, call (614) 885-3334 or 1-800-870-0349 with rates for the conference at $109 single/ double. Conference participants are responsible for their own lodging arrangements and should identify themselves with the Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference when making reservations.

Reservations must be made by February 27, 2019.

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, March 20

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception  

Thursday, March 21

7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Austin Powder
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Winston Forde, ISEE; Pat Jacomet, OAIMA; Christian Palich, OCA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ohio Regulatory Updates; Every Waveform Tells a Story — Part 2 Mike Mann, ODNR/DMRM
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Geology for Blasters Doug Rudenko, Vibra-Tech Engineers
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break Sponsored by Nobel Insurance
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Spacing Calculations and L/B Ratios Calvin Konya, Precision Blasting Services
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Under the Gun at Cannon Run Dan Lucas, Wampum Hardware
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Evidence Based Blasting from Measurements to Modeling Chuck Palmcock, Austin Powder
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)  
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Responding to Blasting Complaints Keith Best, Sauls Seismic
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Driller/Blaster Communications James Buchanan, Kemek LLC
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Update Dave Wulf, DHS
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break  
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Quarry Blasting in Vacationland Tom Mock, Wagner Quarries; Tom Racheter, Hilltop Energy, Inc.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ramsey's Riddles Brian Wingfield, ISEE
5:00 p.m. Awards Presentation and Prize Drawing