2015 Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference

March 25 – 26, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton, Columbus/Worthington, Ohio

Co-sponsored by International Society of Explosives Engineers; Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association; and Ohio Coal Association. Endorsed by Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Registration is now closed.

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Preliminary Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Reception  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

7:30 a.m.  7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
7:45 a.m.  8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Winston Forde, ISEE; Pat Jacomet, OAIMA; Christian Palich, OCA
8:00 a.m.  8:45 a.m. Every Waveform Tells a Story Mike Mann, ODNR
8:45 a.m.  9:30 a.m. Underground Blasting for Surface Blasters Chuck Palmcook, Austin Powder Co.
9:30 a.m.  10:00 a.m. BREAK  
10:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m. Public Relations with New Twists on Conditions Commonly Blamed on Blasting Todd Pester, Vibra-Tech Engineers Inc.
11:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. Dealing with Cap Rock in the Stemming Zone without Creating Excessive Flyrock or Airblast Frank Chiappetta, Blasting Analysis International
12:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m. LUNCH  
1:00 p.m.  1:45 p.m. Demolition Blasting Case Studies and Airblast David Harrison, Terra-Mechanics, Inc.
1:45 p.m.  2:45 p.m. Critical Rules for Effective Use of Bulk Explosives Stuart Brashear, Dyno Nobel
2:45 p.m.  3:15 p.m. BREAK  
3:15 p.m.  4:00 p.m. MSHA Blasting Violations Roger Montali, MSHA
4:00 p.m.  5:00 p.m. Pinkerton Tunnel Open Cut Project Dale Ramsey, Senex Explosives Inc.
5:00 p.m. Awards Presentation and Prize Drawings