The deadline to submit an abstract of your recent research or work was extended to Tuesday, May 30. 

The Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives related products, educators and researchers. The conference provides a forum for the discussion of practical and technical information as well as presentation of the latest discoveries in the commercial explosives industry worldwide. ISEE members and non-members are invited to submit ideas for papers to be presented at the conference. Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

Did you recently film high definition videos or take high quality pictures pertaining to:

  • Blasting safety
  • Security
  • Environmental issues
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Drilling
  • Geology
  • Misfires
  • Manufacturing
  • Excavation
  • Blast diagnostics
  • Fragmentation
  • Borehole loading
  • Bulk trucks
  • Initiation systems
  • Explosives applications

The ISEE is seeking videos and photographs for its Blasting Fundamentals Training development and other future projects unrelated to the annual conference and the video round up. These online and face-to-face training modules are based upon the 18th Edition Blasters’ Handbook chapters.

This is a great way to show off your work. All individuals or companies submitting videos/photographs chosen for use will be given acknowledgement in the presentations. 

Videos or pictures can be submitted via flash drive or uploaded to a private folder. If you are interested in submitting a project, contact Bill Wahl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (440) 349-4400 to get the file and submission details.

For a limited time only, get 50% off the Blasters' E-Handbook with any purchase of the print edition, or save 30% on any Blasters' E-Handbook single order. 

With more than 1,000 pages of explosives knowledge written and designed by experienced industry professionals, the e-book version of the Blasters’ Handbook, 18th Edition, second printing, contains all the same great information as the original print book. It is compatible with most iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Windows PCs and Macs.

Head over to the ISEE online bookstore, and start saving today. This offer will expire Wednesday, May 31.

The the deadline to submit applications for SEE Education Foundation scholarships has been extended to May 12, 2017.

The SEE Education Foundation will award $73,000 to students pursuing degrees related to the explosives industry. Each year the Scholarship Committee receives, reviews and scores more than 70 applications.

This year there will be an award of $7,500 given to one well-qualified student! To be eligible, students must be pursuing a technical, undergraduate, master’s or doctorate degree in fields of study related to the commercial explosives industry. Students will be assessed on their academic and professional achievements, goals related to the industry, personal challenges and financial need.

Download your application today.

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The Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference was held from March 29-30, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The conference was sponsored by the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE), the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) and Ohio Coal Association and endorsed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management.

More than 150 attendees participated in the event that featured 16 exhibit booths and a full day of presentations from explosives industry experts. This year’s program began with opening remarks from ISEE Past President John Capers and included topics covering regulatory updates, blasting project case history, cap rock reduction in a limestone quarry, blasting basics, driller and blaster communication, applying UAV technology to blasting economics and how to improve coal extraction using signature hole analysis. Attendees qualified for blasters training recertification hours from several states.

The highlight of the event included presentations of the Blaster of the Year Award and Driller of the Year awards. This year’s blaster recognition was awarded to David Lucas, Wampum Hardware. The driller award was presented to Dan Kourim, Oxford Mining.

The Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference is a biennial event that serves as a platform for the exchange of the industry’s best practices. This year’s sponsors include the ISEE, Austin Powder, Nobel Insurance, and Dr. Edward J. Walter & Associates.