Please join the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Labor for a webinar on Executive Order 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (EO). This webinar will provide an update on actions items since the June 6, 2014 release of "Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security - A Shared Commitment."

They will discuss progress on strengthening community planning and preparedness, enhancing Federal operational coordination, improving data management, modernizing policies and regulations, incorporating stakeholder feedback, and developing best practices.  Additionally, we will provide information on next steps.

They encourage participation from the broad range of stakeholders who have an interest in chemical facility safety and security to include, but not limited to, chemical producers, chemical storage companies, agricultural supply companies, State and local regulators, chemical critical infrastructure owners and operators, first responders, labor organizations representing affected workers, environmental and community groups, and consensus standards organizations.

As time permits, participants will be able to ask questions on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to accommodate all persons who wish to ask questions during the session. We request that participants refrain from making statements and use this time to ask questions. Should time run out, participants may submit questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am, ET

Webinar Registration: https://share.dhs.gov/eo13650/event/registration.html. Please note that you must register using Internet Explorer and not Google Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser. You will be provided a separate email with webinar connection and call-in instructions. There is no fee to register.  If you are unable to use Internet Explorer, please send an email request to register to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional general information on the EO, visit the website at https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder/index.html. Recently, several documents have been added to the website.  Quick links to these documents can be found in the "UPDATES section" of the website.

For questions regarding the EO or the Webinar, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Privacy Act Statement:

Authority: 5 U.S.C. § 301 and 44 U.S.C. § 3101 authorize the collection of this information.

Purpose: DHS will use this information to register participants for the Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security webinar session.

Routine Use: This information may be disclosed as generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This includes using the information, as necessary and authorized by the routine uses published in DHS/ALL-002 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mailing and Other Lists System of Records (November 25, 2008, 73 FR 71659).

Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary; however failure to provide any of the information requested may prevent DHS from registering you for the webinar or contacting you regarding the event.

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.