Blasting, explosives safety training course available

By |  April 18, 2016

RAM Inc. plans to host its annual Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) Course Sept. 7-9 at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D.

According to RAM, the 20 continuing education-hours course will include an instructional tour of the Crazy Horse Memorial and sightseeing tours of Deadwood, S.D., and Mount Rushmore.

“Today, there is a growing recognition and culture of thinking and acting safely at work so employees go home to their families every night uninjured,” says Robert McClure, president of RAM and a BEST course facilitator and instructor. “Our enhanced BEST Course is a great opportunity for companies to improve the recognition of hazardous situations and advance the safe use of explosives.”

The BEST Course, developed for all experience levels, is taught by instructors with decades of practical experience in their respective fields, educating attendees on explosives safety and application, hazard recognition, accident prevention, regulations and new product introductions related to explosives and face profiling, the company says. Those who complete the 2016 BEST Course receive updated explosives regulations from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Mine Safety & Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

According to RAM, an advanced course registration discount is available through July 31.

RAM is an international blast engineering and consulting firm that focuses on improving productivity and safety through blast optimization, advanced technical services and training.

Kevin Yanik

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