Properly storing and securing explosives is vitally important in our industry. This free PDF contains guidelines, tips, techniques and tools developed by ATF, ISEE and IME for properly securing explosive materials.

The purpose of this booklet is to provide industry members with useful tips, techniques and tools for properly securing explosive materials. In past, advisories to explosives industry members, it has requested that industry members report any suspicious behavior or unusual activity to ATF and local law enforcement authorities. Keeping explosives secure requires more than that, however. It requires preparing and implementing a security plan.

Each member of the explosives industry is urged to adopt a security program for their explosives operations and storage sites. If you already have a security plan, please take this opportunity to reevaluate your plan and ensure that it provides both safeguards and an action plan in the event of an emergency situation.

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Kick off the summer season with ISEE. Head over to the ISEE online bookstore today and save 10% on books, DVDs, apparel and artwork. Be sure to use coupon code summer16 at the check out to redeem your discount. SEE Education Foundation items and other select merchandise are not included. Standard shipping rates apply. The offer ends Aug. 5, 2016.

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The deadline to submit an application for the 2016-2017 student board of directors seat ends June 29.

The student board member will have the opportunity to meet and network with our industry’s key decision makers, sit in on ISEE board of directors meetings and provide input on the direction of the ISEE committees and student chapters.

The position is a one year term that runs concurrently with the presiding ISEE President’s term. To be eligible, you must belong to an ISEE student chapter and have approval from your chapter and institution prior to applying.

If you’ve applied for the position before, we encourage you to resubmit an application. The final deadline is Wednesday, June 29. Download the PDF below for all the position requirements and instructions on how to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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More than 95 explosives industry professionals and eight exhibitors filled the Birmingham Marriott Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 for the second Southeast Blasting Workshop.

Held by the ISEE and supported by the Alabama Chapter, the popular event included a networking reception Wednesday evening. The workshop included a full day of presentations covering best drilling practices; interpreting seismograph data; transportation; electronic detonators; and updates from ATF and MSHA. Workshop attendees qualified for blaster’s training recertification hours from Alabama, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Sponsors included Four Star Blasting Mats Inc.; Sauls Seismic Inc.; NOMIS Seismographs; Austin Powder Company; Nelson Brothers; and TN Volunteer ISEE Chapter.

The deadline to submit an application for one of the SEE Education Foundation scholarships ended June 1, 2016. Qualified students will be considered for an award among 26 funds. 


The SEE Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 1996 to serve the long-term education interests of the explosives industry through the development of education and training materials, championing the inclusion of explosives instruction in engineering curricula and awarding scholarships to eligible students.