NW Explosives Academy to Hold Blasting Class in SW Oregon
NW Explosives Acadamy demonstrates how to blast a boulder at one of their recent classes.
The South West Oregon Mining Association is hosting another blasting certification class in SW Oregon for North West Explosives Academy out of Eugene, Oregon. The two day class will be held in Grants Pass, Oregon on April 22nd-23rd, 2012. The course includes a one day classroom session, followed by an the field session that will be held at a working mine near Grants Pass using a pneumatic sink drill. The course is called "Commercial Explosives and Blasting Basics" and is ideally suited for miners, construction workers and others who wish to obtain their license from BATF.

Students at the last class held in SW Oregon in February of 2012.

Students pull a stuck drill bit

The price of the two day class is $1250, but members of SWOMA will receive a $150 discount, reducing the price to $1100.

For more info., visit: NW Explosives Academy.

Or send an e-mail to: Jack Peters at: nwexplosives@yahoo.com

You can also call Jack at: (541) 554-6720

Download a class brochure here.

Day One Classroom Session Day Two Field Session
Welcome and introduction 
Federal and state managing agencies 
Define explosive categories 
Define explosive materials 
Detonators/Initiators, caps and fuses 
Applications of detonators and explosives 
ANFO and boosters 
Safety and security issues 
Licensing and permit requirements 
Storage requirements
Questions and review 
Safety overview
Blasting caps
Applying caps & explosives
Using boosters
Safety overview 

Return to classroom for:

Final questions and answers
Final exam
Student survey
Issuing Certificate of Completion


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