COVID-19 ISEE Office Update
As countries, states, and provinces start to contemplate lifting the restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Ohio has announced their reopening strategy which takes on responsible first steps for getting Ohio back to business. For many businesses in Ohio, the staggered reopening of commerce beginning May 4 (manufacturing, distribution, construction and general offices) through May 12 (consumer, retail and services) is a relief but comes with employers needing to establish required safety protocols. In addition, Ohio will be extending its stay-at-home order and highly recommends that those working remotely, should continue doing so.

For everyone’s safety, ISEE staff will continue to work remotely from their homes and will continue to do so until the situation improves. During this time, bookstore orders and all correspondences sent via regular mail will be responded to as quickly as possible, while keeping staff safe.

Blasting Industry Competition
In the spirit of ISEE’s Call for Papers due by May 29, 2020, for the 47th Annual Conference, whereby authors submit abstracts covering a recent breakthrough on a project, we would like to bring your attention to an industry competition. Newcrest, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, with operations in Asia Pacific and Canada, is looking to improve blasting performance in high temperature conditions. Please go to the following link to learn more about the competition:

https://unearthed.solutions/u/competitions/beat-the-heat

As always, please keep yourself, your families and your co-workers safe during these challenging times.

All the best,

Winston Forde
Executive Director, ISEE