Review Your Blasting Security Program

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Properly storing and securing explosives is vitally important in our industry. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fireams (ATF) released “Safety and Security Information for Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees,” a free guide that contains security guidelines, tips, techniques and tools developed by ATF, The International Society of Explosives Engineers and The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME).

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ATF Hosts RAM Surface Blasting Course

ATF Hosts RAM Surface Blasting Course

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently hosted R. A. McClure Inc.’s (RAM Inc.) premier Surface Blasting Course at the National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR) at the Redstone Arsenal, located in Huntsville, Ala. It was the first such technical course held at the new center by an independent blasting educational company. Mining and aggregate…

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ATF Hosts RAM Surface Blasting Course

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently hosted R. A. McClure Inc.’s (RAM Inc.) premier Surface Blasting Course at the National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR) at the Redstone Arsenal, located in Huntsville, Ala. It was the first such technical course held at the new center by an independent blasting educational company.

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Jones Confirmed

The Senate confirmed a director to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), ending a seven-year run in which the agency has been without a permanent, full-time head. B. Todd Jones, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota and the acting part-time director of the bureau was confirmed by a vote of 53 to 42. 

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