2021 ISEE Blasting Show Cancelled

The board of directors of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) announced that the 47th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique has been cancelled. The show was scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, in Orlando. The board came to this decision after considerable research into the viability of hosting a quality conference under the “prevailing conditions.”

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Did Quarry Blast Cause an Earthquake?

Dec. 20, 2019 – Did it or didn’t it? A small tremor on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada, appears to be the result of a quarry blast, according to Blackburn News. On Dec. 13, a 2.1 magnitude tremor with an epicentre 14 km north of Wiarton, Ontario, registered on the national seismic network, the article stated. Research Scientist Stephen Crane with Natural Resources Canada said a…

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Dyno Nobel Hires Lusk as Vice President

Dyno Nobel announced that Braden Lusk joined Dyno Nobel as vice president of DynoConsult and applications technology, effective Aug. 1. Lusk comes to Dyno Nobel with extensive technical experience in the blasting and explosives industry and is considered an industry leader in his field. In addition to earning a B.S. and PhD in mining engineering from the Missouri University of Science…

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Having a Blast

Jan. 29, 2018 – Hello from San Antonio where I am attending the ISEE blasting conference. Lots of optimism here and manufacturers pleased with both current business conditions and booth traffic. Spoke with several of the seismic monitoring companies who had much to say about some plant expansions coming on line in the future and ongoing community outreach being practiced…

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Drilling and Blasting Safety is Critically Important

MSHA’s Accident Prevention Program includes tips on drilling and blasting safety. Following are several items the agency wants to bring to the attention of plant operators or contractors performing drilling and blasting operations in quarries. Avoid Surface EntanglementsMany accidents have occurred when miners have come into contact with rotating drills: They tried to manually thread drill steels, unplug clogged suction…

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