Explosives Safety and Compliance

32 hour Course

This course provides an intermediate review of explosive safety and compliance topics directed at both beginners and those with more experience. Using unique learning techniques to enhance the student’s understanding of these subjects, this course is ideal for anyone who will develop, manage or implement an explosives safety program.

The course covers the following topics:

I. The Chemistry and Classification of Explosives
II. The Behavior of Explosives
III. Shock and Detonation
IV. Initiation and Initiators
V. Blast effects
VI. Quantity-Distance tables
VII. Regulatory Structure and Licensing

  1. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE)
  2. States that regulate explosives
  3. U.S. Department of Transportation, International Air Transport Association and other agencies
  4. Types of licenses

VIII. Regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and an Overview
of State Regulations

  1. The American Table of Distances
  2. Storage requirements
  3. Inventory Control
  4. Security
  5. Emergency response

IX. Transportation

  1. Explosive classifications
  2. Packaging requirements for explosives
  3. Requirements for marks and labels
  4. Shipping paper and documentation preparation
  5. Transportation security
  6. Emergency response

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