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. Proposed topics and speakers include:


Welcome and Introduction

Larry Mirabelli, Blasters Training Committee Chairman

Blasting Safety — ISEE Blast Blasting Fundamentals Level 1+

Jay Schafler, Enaex, North America

Demolition of Pier E3 — San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge Removal Project

Kenneth Tully, KT Blasting Specialists LLC

Driller/Blaster Communication throught the Blasting Process

James Buchannan, Kemec LLC

Bulk Explosives — Always and Nevers

Jeff Averett, Dyno Nobel Inc

Production Blasting near Gas Transmission Lines

Larry Mirabelli, Buckley Powder Co.

Blast Reporting…Are You on Your Game

John Watson, Consultant

Improved Safety and Efficiency in Blasting Operations

Richard O'Meara, Orica

Blast Metrics & Design Principles

Bob McClure, R.A. McClure, Inc.

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.