RAM Inc. to hold blasting, explosives training course

By |  March 9, 2022

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RAM Inc. unveiled plans to host its 2022 Blasting & Explosives Safety Training (BEST) course, developed specifically for explosives engineers, drillers, field crews, safety personnel, drilling and blasting engineers and others working with explosives.

This year’s sessions will be conducted Sept. 20-22 at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Crazy Horse Memorial.

The BEST course instructs attendees on explosives regulations, safety and application, as well as accident prevention and new product introductions related to explosives. It also emphasizes hazard recognition posed by deteriorated explosives.

Sessions are led by instructors with decades of practical experience in their respective fields, and course topics are designed to help attendees of all experience levels comply with state and federal regulations.

“Creating a culture of safety at the workplace is paramount for all mining and quarrying operations, regardless of the size,” says Robert McClure, president of RAM Inc. and BEST course facilitator and instructor. “Hazard recognition is key to advancing safety at the workplace, and our BEST course is a great opportunity for companies to improve the recognition and handling of hazardous situations.”

Attendees will receive comprehensive safety instructions for commercial explosives and blasting, an overview of updated explosives regulations from the Mine Safety & Health Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, plus updates on electronic blasting systems, face profiling and supporting technologies.

The BEST course offers 20 hours of continuing education units, a course manual and a certificate.

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

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