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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

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 delay
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.



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