Description

This four-hour webinar will cover blast design fundamentals; driller and blaster communications; explosive products; and flyrock prevention.

A live question and answer session and a series of short quizzes will follow each presentation. Attendees seeking credit hours must score 75 percent or better to earn a training certificate.

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Choose the Day That Fits Your Schedule

Friday, September 25, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

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Speakers and Topics

Fundamentals of Blast Design

Joe Nawrocki, Dyno Nobel (bio)

Joe will discuss how rock characteristics; bench heights; hole diameter; burden and spacing; and powder factor are inter-related in determining the proper blast design.

Importance of Communication Between Drillers and Blasters

Seth Burns, Nelson Brothers (bio)

Communication is key in every aspect of a blasting operation including between blasters and drillers. This presentation will dive into every aspect of this communication, the responsibility of the blaster-in-charge in regards to communication, the potential outcomes of good and bad communication and look at some examples to determine where there were success or failures in communication.

Preventing Flyrock Thru Good Blast Design and Delay Timing

Richard O’Meara, Orica (bio)

Flyrock mitigation and Blast Area security are two of the most important aspects of a blaster’s day. This webinar will review standard explosives industry safety practices around blast planning, product loading, initiation system hookup, blast clearing and post blast inspection.

Explosive Products: Properties and Application

Alastair Torrance, Kilmorie Consulting (bio)

Alastair's presentation will closely follow the ISEE Basters’ Handbook 18th Edition, Chapter 11. Some topics covered will include important characteristics of explosives like energy; modes of detonation; sensitivity; water resistance; calculation and measurement of explosive strengths; factors that can affect explosive performance; and specialist applications.

Description

This four-hour webinar will cover close-in construction blasting; blaster's math; blast reporting/recordkeeping; and vibration fundamentals.

A live question and answer session and a series of short quizzes will follow each presentation. Attendees seeking credit hours must score 75 percent or better to earn a training certificate.

View state approvals

 

Choose the Day That Fits Your Schedule

Friday, October 23, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

Registration opening soon

Thursday, October 29, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

Registration opening soon


Speakers and Topics

Close-In Construction Blasting

Mike Koehler, B.E. Consultants (bio)

ISEE utilized a group of industry members to provide guidelines for close-proximity blasting, which identified (Close-In) being 300 feet or less from a structure or utility. This group represented many decades of experience in practical blasting applications. The subjects covered in this talk begin at the planning and steps through multiple items to be considered for a safe project. This presentation will focus on highlighting key elements critical for the following: Initial Planning; Blast Design Process; Evaluating the Surrounding Structures & Utilities; Evaluating Site Geology; Evaluating Site Terrain; Designing the Blast Pattern; Vibration Control; Selection of Explosive Type; Fly-rock Controls; Delay Timing; Line Drilling; Public Relations; Pre-Blast Surveys; Ground Vibration and Air Overpressure Limits.

Blaster's Math

Bill Necker, Maurer & Scott (bio)

The goal of this workshop is to instruct the blaster on many of the math formulas needed to calculate the basic elements of blast design. It will be assumed that the attendee has a limited working knowledge of a scientific calculator. Instruction will begin by explaining the various functions of the calculator. Training will then proceed by covering each blasting calculation. An explanation of each formula will be provided including the needed calculator functions and practice examples. Each description will also include practical field recommendation.

Legal Advantages of Good Blast Reports/Recordkeeping

Kelly Ratliff, co-presenter, Reminger Co., LPA (bio)

The presentation will focus on the importance of creating and maintaining complete, accurate, and legible blast records when defending blasting claims. We will discuss current trends and numerous case studies to highlight current issues blasters and blasting companies are facing, summarize regulatory requirements, identify common problems observed during litigation, and offer recommendations for implementing internal protocols and standard operating procedures to ensure proper blast records are created and maintained.

Legal Advantages of Good Blast Reports/Recordkeeping

Ralph Burnham, co-presenter, Reminger Co., LPA (bio)

See above.

Vibration Level One+

Jeff Taylor, Saul's Seismic (bio)

The ISEE Blasting Fundamentals Level 1+ Vibration Module presents up-to-date information regarding ground vibrations and air overpressure resulting from blasting operations. This module has been composed, reviewed, and edited by the ISEE Training Committee, which consists of a group of Explosives Industry experts and is presented specifically for providing advanced blaster retraining options. Topics covered in the Vibrations Module include Ground Vibration, Air Overpressure, Vibration and Air Monitoring, Vibration Criteria, Vibration Attenuation and Vibration Control techniques.

Nelson Brothers, Inc.
Orica

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Upcoming Webinars

Blasters Training 2020 - Webinar 1

Friday, September 25, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, October 1, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Blasters Training 2020 - Webinar 2

Friday, October 23, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, October 29, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Blasters Training 2020 - Webinar 3

Friday, November 13, 2020
Noon - 5:30 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, November 19, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Blasters Training 2020 - Webinar 4

Friday, December 11, 2020
Noon - 5:30 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, December 17, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern