Scheduled for Saturday, this popular and highly regarded one day seminar is designed and presented for blasters by the best in the business to help plan and execute efficient blast designs, hear updates on regulations, safety and more. The seminar is included as part of the Blasters Weekend Package or sign up separately.

Blasters training registration includes lunch, coffee breaks and course materials. The seminar runs from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration opens Friday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m. A certificate of attendance will be issued. Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming have accepted retraining credit hours in the past. Check with your state officials for more information. Proposed topics and speakers include:



Larry Mirabelli, Blasters Training Committee Chairman

Proper Installation and Utilization of Blasting Seismographs using the ISEE Field Practice Guidelines

Derek Bowen, Sauls Seismic, LLC 

Bulk Explosives

Luis Grijalva, Teck Coal Limited

“Blaster’s Spotlight” - Vibration Control at Long Harbour

Mike Burrell, Drilling and Blasting Consultant

25 Years of Tried & Proven Timing - The Art of Rock Manipulation and Control

Mark Grigons, Suncor Energy

The Negative Effects of Inaccurate Drill Patterns and Poor Timing Practices

Neal Lee, Nelson Brothers, LLC

Electronic Initiation Systems

Sandy Tavelli, Dyno Nobel

Blast Movement Fundamentals

Will Hunt, Blast Movement Technologies