The ISEE is committed to keeping standards current with the best available technology and procedures. Existing standards are periodically reviewed and modified. The current standard under consideration is the Performance Standards for Blasting Seismographs 2011 Edition

A draft standard is available below for public comment. Written comments that are received by Dec. 31, 2016, will be addressed by the standards committee in writing prior to revision of the standard. 

You may comment on the proposed standard by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to:

Executive Director, ISEE
30325 Bainbridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44139

Please include the following information with your proposal:

  • Name, company/organization, address and telephone number.
  • Proposal recommendation; new text, revised text, and/or deleted text.
  • State the problem that will be resolved by your recommendations. 
  • Give the specific reasons for your proposal including topics of testing, research papers, etc.)
  • Provide reference material to support the proposal.

Download the Document (PDF)

The ISEE Board of Directors Election is now underway. Eligible voters, all members in good standing with the exception of student members, can cast votes until Nov. 30, 2016. 

Eligible voters with an email on file should have received an email with step-by-step instructions for casting a vote online. Members who don’t have an email address on file will soon be receiving print ballots in the mail.

Elected officers and directors for 2017 will take office at the 43rd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique to be held Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2017 in Orlando, Fla.

Your opinion matters. Take part in this year’s election. For more information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration is now open for the 43rd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique to be held Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2017, at the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla.  

As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers gather from all over the world to gain new insights and to form new business alliances. Participation will be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry comes together in Orlando. 

The 2017 program includes a dynamic education program featuring technical sessions, poster session and workshops combined with exhibits showcasing the latest technology. In addition to the full conference, the Blasters Weekend Package, commencing on Saturday, Jan. 28, will include the popular Blasters Training Seminar, the Blasters R Us Video Roundup, a regulatory panel discussion and more.

Educational programs, materials and merchandise will be sold at the ISEE bookstore, featuring the newly released 18th Edition Blasters’ E-Handbook, Level One ISEE Certificate Program and much more. Many of the bookstore merchandise will be on-hand in addition to the 43rd Annual Conference Proceedings, featuring all the technical papers from leading industry experts.

Register today

ISEE members: We want to hear from you. A membership survey was emailed Monday, Sept. 12 to members. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your opinion counts and will directly impact our services, mission and strategic plan. Please submit yours today. 

Be sure to include your member number at the end of the survey to be entered into a raffle. The grand prize winner will have the choice among one full 43rd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique registration, an R.L. Winston Rod Company New Boron III X Super 10 fishing rod or a lifetime membership to ISEE.

If you didn’t receive a membership survey, you can access it by logging into the member's section of our website or you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (440) 349-4400.

Calling all students looking to make a mark in the explosives industry! The ISEE Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Student Papers to be presented at the 43rd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives related products, educators and researchers, to be held Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to network with senior researchers and professionals from academia and the industry. Ideas should be submitted in a 200-400 word abstract highlighting the major points of the proposed 8-10 page paper and be approved by the student's faculty advisor. Papers addressing all explosives and blasting-related topics will be considered. Accepted papers will be assigned to either a technical session or Blasters Forum Poster Session. Papers received by the deadline, with paid conference registration, will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Please contact the conference director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the online student submission instructions. Abstract submissions must be in by Oct. 1, 2016. The deadline for your paper submission is Nov. 1, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference director or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submit your abstract by Oct. 1, 2016.