Description

This 4.5 webinar will cover close-in construction blasting; blaster's math; blast reporting/recordkeeping; and vibration fundamentals.

A live question and answer session will follow each presentation. Once all the presentations have concluded, attendees seeking credit hours will take a 20 question quiz. Attendees must score 75 percent or better to earn a training certificate. Please note that attendees seeking credit hours in New York will need to attend a future one hour webinar at a date to be determined.

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Choose the Day That Fits Your Schedule

Friday, October 23, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

Registration Closed

Thursday, October 29, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

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Speakers and Topics

Close-In Construction Blasting

Mike Koehler, B.E. Consultants (bio)

ISEE utilized a group of industry members to provide guidelines for close-proximity blasting, which identified (Close-In) being 300 feet or less from a structure or utility. This group represented many decades of experience in practical blasting applications. The subjects covered in this talk begin at the planning and steps through multiple items to be considered for a safe project. This presentation will focus on highlighting key elements critical for the following: Initial Planning; Blast Design Process; Evaluating the Surrounding Structures & Utilities; Evaluating Site Geology; Evaluating Site Terrain; Designing the Blast Pattern; Vibration Control; Selection of Explosive Type; Fly-rock Controls; Delay Timing; Line Drilling; Public Relations; Pre-Blast Surveys; Ground Vibration and Air Overpressure Limits.

Blaster's Math

Bill Necker, Maurer & Scott (bio)

Note: A Texas Instruments TI-30XA calculator is recommended to follow along with this presentation. The goal of this workshop is to instruct the blaster on many of the math formulas needed to calculate the basic elements of blast design. It will be assumed that the attendee has a limited working knowledge of a scientific calculator. Instruction will begin by explaining the various functions of the calculator. Training will then proceed by covering each blasting calculation. An explanation of each formula will be provided including the needed calculator functions and practice examples. Each description will also include practical field recommendation.

Legal Advantages of Good Blast Reports/Recordkeeping

Kelly Ratliff, co-presenter, Reminger Co., LPA (bio)

The presentation will focus on the importance of creating and maintaining complete, accurate, and legible blast records when defending blasting claims. We will discuss current trends and numerous case studies to highlight current issues blasters and blasting companies are facing, summarize regulatory requirements, identify common problems observed during litigation, and offer recommendations for implementing internal protocols and standard operating procedures to ensure proper blast records are created and maintained.

Legal Advantages of Good Blast Reports/Recordkeeping

Ralph Burnham, co-presenter, Reminger Co., LPA (bio)

See above.

Vibration Level One+

Jeff Taylor, Saul's Seismic (bio)

The ISEE Blasting Fundamentals Level 1+ Vibration Module presents up-to-date information regarding ground vibrations and air overpressure resulting from blasting operations. This module has been composed, reviewed, and edited by the ISEE Training Committee, which consists of a group of Explosives Industry experts and is presented specifically for providing advanced blaster retraining options. Topics covered in the Vibrations Module include Ground Vibration, Air Overpressure, Vibration and Air Monitoring, Vibration Criteria, Vibration Attenuation and Vibration Control techniques.

Description

This 4.5 webinar will cover geology factors in blast performance; blast timing configurations; bulk explosives equipment; and blasting safety.

A live question and answer session will follow each presentation. Once all the presentations have concluded, attendees seeking credit hours will take a 20 question quiz. Attendees must score 75 percent or better to earn a training certificate. Please note that attendees seeking credit hours in New York will need to attend a future one hour webinar at a date to be determined.

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Choose the Day That Fits Your Schedule

Friday, November 13, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

Register

Thursday, November 19, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern
$100 ISEE Member/Non-member

Register


Speakers and Topics

Geology Level One+

Kurt Oakes, Peabody (bio)

Geology is one of the dominant factors affecting overall blast performance. This presentation will provide an illustrative view of geology and the associated various rock structures and physical characteristics that affect blast results. Blasters, drillers, and explosive engineers should understand rock characterization and their potential influence on blast results. Rock type and the structural formation of the rock mass to be blasted influence blast performance in many different ways. Various rock types exhibit unique inherent strengths and weaknesses based upon their composition. Structural variations and imperfections alter the geologic characteristics from their original depositional condition. Geologic structures and unconformities create barriers that affect and limit the ability of the explosive energy to fragment the rock mass. The blaster needs to have or develop the ability to “read the rock”, and identify characteristics that affect and influence the blast outcome. This presentation is not intended to be a geology text, but rather a discussion of geologic factors which can affect blast results. Terms used are recognized throughout the industry. The content of this presentation is based upon published text in the “18th Edition of the ISEE Blaster’s Handbook”.

Optimizing Blast Performance with Effective Timing Configurations

John Floyd, Blast Dynamics (bio)

This presentation will cover evaluating site conditions, selecting a specific goal for the blast, and developing the timing configuration accordingly.

Bulk Explosives Equipment and Use

Mark Curry, Orica (bio)

An overview of the different form-functions of bulk equipment and trucks and their intended purpose and some “creative” uses of this equipment to load holes.

Blasting Safety Level One+

Maggie Hettinger, BME (bio)

The International Society of Explosives Engineers, Blasting Fundamentals Level 1+ Blasting Safety presentation provides a broad overview of various safety topics of importance to those in the blasting industry. Safety should be everyone’s first priority and the goal of this presentation is to reinforce that idea while touching on key blasting specific issues. The topics covered include how to plan a comprehensive safety program, the selection of qualified personnel, personal protective equipment, general hazards, blast site safety management, initiation system best practices, standard blast procedures, and the post-blast inspection process.

Nelson Brothers, Inc.
Orica

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Upcoming Webinars

Blasters Training 2020 - Webinar 2

Friday, October 23, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, October 29, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Blasters Training 2020 - Webinar 3

Friday, November 13, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, November 19, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Blasters Training 2020 - Webinar 4

Friday, December 11, 2020
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, December 17, 2020
5 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern