Dates announced for Blasting and Explosives Safety Training

By |  May 1, 2013

The annual fall Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) Seminar will be held Sept. 4-6, 2013, at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D. The two-and-a-half day educational training session will be capped by a night blast at the Crazy Horse Memorial on Sept. 6.

RAM Inc.’s BEST Seminar is designed specifically for those who work with explosives – explosives engineers, drillers, field crews, safety personnel and drilling and blasting engineers. The seminar is also designed to help attendees comply with state and federal regulations.

Upon completion, each BEST attendee will receive a course certificate and a manual with information that can be used in the field. All attendees will receive 20 continuing education (CE) hours.

An advanced course registration discount is available through July 31. Visit for more details.

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