Monthly Archives: April 2018


MSHA’s Final Rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines

  • Posted on Apr 10, 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish a final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines that amends a final rule published on January 23, 2017. The amendments to the final rule require that an examination of the working place be conducted before work begins or as miners begin more

2018 Blasters’ Training Announced

  • Posted on Apr 19, 2018

Please mark your calendars! The Eastern PA Chapter will host a Blasters’ Training on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Hollywood Casino in Grantville, PA. Registration and sponsership forms are available on the Chapter webpage or can be downloaded using the links below. Register for the 2018 Blasters’ Training Sponsor the 2018 Blasters’ Training more

Final Rulemaking: Handling and Use of Explosives

  • Posted on Apr 10, 2018

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed its preparation of the Handling and Use of Explosives final rulemaking. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) plans to meet and act on this regulation at a public meeting scheduled for 10am on Thursday, April 19, 2018. A copy of the NEW Final Rulemaking on “Handling and more

Pennsylvania Drilling and Blasting Conference

  • Posted on Apr 10, 2018

At the Eighteenth Pennsylvania Drilling and Blasting Conference, held November 16 & 17, 2017 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, approximately 450 people attended the bi-annual conference. The conference featured 59 exhibit booths and 4 outdoor displays. Industry experts gave presentations on new products and practices for cost savings, improved fragmentation, vibration  control, improved more