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Welcome to the ISEE Online Training Centre

ISEE Certificate Program

The International Society of Explosives Engineers Certificate Program was developed to educate blasters and establish a standard level of training for the explosives industry. The program is designed to meet the needs of explosives users with varying degrees of skill and expertise.

Substantive material is taken from the ISEE Blasters' Handbook (formerly the ETI and, before that, DuPont Blasters' Handbook) currently in its 18th revision. The material in Level I has been revised to include updated and more detailed information. The information has been distilled into interactive online program. A Certificate of Completion is presented upon completion of the program.

Lesson 1: Blasting Safety

Stresses the importance of field operations safety and focuses on the importance of well-trained personnel; the proper use of blasting materials and equipment; and the correct use of blasting procedures and methods.

Lesson 2: Geological Effects on Blasting

Focuses on rock breakage by explosives and the factors that influence breakage. Also covered are rock properties and the structure, and geological classification of rocks.

Lesson: 3: Field Controls and Drilling Accuracy

Emphasize the use of proper field controls and drilling practices together with basic hole loading procedures and information on setting up and detonating a shot.

Lesson 4: Explosives Products and Selection

Covers the types of explosives and blasting agents used in blasting. The lesson also covers explosives properties and selection criteria.

Lesson 5: Detonators and Initiation Systems

Provides information on initiation systems, electric and non-electric detonators, detonating cord, primers and boosters, and proper methods and techniques.

Lesson 6: Blast Design

Promotes proper design considerations and covers basic blasting theory. Also, covered are delay patterns, timing considerations and design guides.

Lesson 7: Ground Vibrations and Airwaves

Stresses the importance of ground vibration and airwaves prediction and covers the concepts of propagation, decay, normalization/scaling data, charge per dela and reporting anomalous data. The lesson also stresses effects on structure, human response, regulations and the importance of effective public relations.

Lesson 8: Explosives Regulation and Compliance

Covers the scope of explosives regulations including origin, intent and descriptions of various agencies and organizations. The lesson also addresses how to function under a climate of explosives regulations and covers support and standard-setting organizations together with an overview of international regulations.

To find out more about taking this program online contact Publications at isee@isee.org or call 440-349-4400.