The Blasting and Explosive Safety course teaches attendees about the critical aspects of explosive safety in the mining and construction environment. This course covers critical content, such as: explosive safety, highwall safety, explosive in adverse weather, flyrock and environmental protection, explosive fumes, and much more.

This course is ideal for the blaster, engineer, or supervisor working in and around explosives and blasting in the mining environment. This course is taught by Dr. Calvin Konya, a world-renown explosive expert, and Anthony Konya, a certified MSHA instructor and explosive consultant.



Brief Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Blasting Environment
  2. Work Standards
  3. Personal Protective Equipment
  4. Highwall Inspections
  5. Mitigating Highwall Risks
  6. Equipment on a Blast Site
  7. Preblast Surveys
  8. Proper Loading Procedures
  9. Initiation Systems
  10. Explosive Safety
  11. Explosive Transportation
  12. Explosive Storage
  13. Explosive Testing
  14. Misfire Procedures
  15. Flyrock Control and Prediction
  16. Safe Zones for Blasting
  17. Explosive Reactive Ores
  18. Dewatering Boreholes
  19. Toxic Gases

Who should take this course?

This course is critical for those working around explosives in a mining or construction environment on a daily basis. This course will be taught on a practical basis, giving attendees real world information and best practices to provide a safer working environment.

This course is also made for the safety professional or engineer that needs to supervise or oversee blasting operations. For those who are seeking to modify or implement new technologies into the blasting environment it is critical to understand the safety implication of these changes.

Furthermore, this course is crucial for mine managers, owners, and other operators that are ultimately responsible for the safety of the mine. This course will provide these individuals with a deep understanding of the safety with the use of explosives and its interaction with equipment and people.