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2023 Blasters’ Training

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Eastern Pennsylvania & Mid-Atlantic ISEE Chapters will host the 2023 Blasters’ Training on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Blair County Convention Center, located at One Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA.

Registration begins at 7:00am and the training will run from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Registration includes the training, lunch and two breaks.

Register Today!
Early Bird Pricing until June 7th
$150 for Eastern PA Chapter Members
$185 for Non-Members (registration includes 2023 Eastern PA Chapter Membership)

Regular Pricing starting on June 8th
$190 for Eastern PA Chapter Members
$225 for Non-Members (registration includes 2023 Eastern PA Chapter Membership)

This training has been approved by the Pennsylvania DEP to satisfy the 8-hour continuing education credits required for license renewal.

Speakers will include:

  • Joey Accardo from Epiroc will present, “Improving the Drill Blast Cycle Utilizing Technology”
  • Frank Chiappetta will present, “Causes of Flyrock and Controls”
  • Jay Elkin from Wampum Hardware Co. will present, “Underground Portal Development”
  • Kim Gdovichin of Lancer Insurance will present, “In Case of Emergency: Notifications and Procedure”
  • Tom Hairhoger of Austin Powder will present, “The Importance of Keeping Good Blast Records”
  • Mike Koehler of B.E. Consultants, Inc. will present, “Controlling Vibrations at a Railroad Bridge”
  • Robert McClure of RAM Inc. will present, “Oversized Reduction Through Caprock Management”
  • Donald Orye of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present, “DOT Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Explosives”
  • Douglas Rudenko of Vibra-Tech Engineers, Inc. will present, “Scale Distance and Predicting Vibration”
  • Haley Sparkman of Orica will present, “Driving Continuous Improvement through Blast Design”
  • Bethany Witter of Dyno Nobel will present, “The Importance of Confinement”


Attendee Registration


Hotel Discount
Discounted room rates are available at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 2 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602. Please call 888-236-2427 and reference the Eastern PA ISEE room block to secure your room at the discounted rate of $129 per night plus 11% state and local occupancy tax.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Gill Rock Drill Company, Inc.
Maurer & Scott
Mincon, Inc.
Vibra-Tech Engineers, Inc.
Wampum Hardware Co

Sponsorships are still available! For $250, your company will be acknowledged during our welcome and closing messages and your logo or company name will be on display at registration.




June 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Eastern Pennsylvania & MId-Atlantic ISEE Chapters


Blair County Convention Center
1 Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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