Explosives

  • Identify the main hazards involved with storing, transporting, and using explosives.

  • Describe the blasting process and identify the main types of materials used to execute a blast, including explosives, blasting agents, and blasting caps.

  • Explain how to use magazines and other storage facilities to store explosives safely.

  • Describe the requirements for transporting explosives safely at the mine site.

  • Outline general blasting regulations, as well as more specific regulations for preparing the blast holes, using electric and non-electric initiation systems, and handling misfires.

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40 min

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Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • Blasting Basics

  • Storing Explosives

  • Transporting Explosives

  • Executing the Blast

  • Summary

Regulations

Regulations

  • Mine Safety and Health Administration, Code of Federal Regulations, 30 CFR, Part 56, Subpart E, Explosives

  • Mine Safety and Health Administration, Code of Federal Regulations, 30 CFR, Part 56, Subpart F, Drilling

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Explosive Storage Requirements, July 19, 2015

  • Science Clarified, Explosives, 2009

  • US National Park Service, Park History, Online Books, Explosives, Chapter 7, Loading Boreholes, 1999

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