Training & Education

Outside Training & Higher Education

Please note that the following listed agencies, groups and companies are not affiliated with or endorsed by IME in any way.  IME does not guarantee that the information listed is current or exhaustive.  Information is posted as it is received by IME from those agencies, groups and companies listed.

Any North American provider of training or other relevant coursework pertaining to commercial explosives is welcome to request that their contact information appear on this list.  Please contact IME for details.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. TRANSPORTATION
  2. BLASTING
  3. DETONATION MECHANICS 
  4. EXPLOSIVE MANUFACTURE/TESTING
  5. VIBRATION
  6. EXPORTING
  7. SECURITY
 

TRANSPORTATION

  • American Trucking Association  
    950 North Glebe Road, Suite 210
    Arlington, Virginia 22203-4181
    Tel: 703.838.1700

     

  • Compliance and Safety LLC
    PO Box 44
    Middletown, DE 19709
    Tel: 1-(800) 975-7640
    Fax: (302) 358-2020
    E-mail: Sales@Complianceandsafety.com
    Web site: http://ComplianceAndSafety.com


    Compliance and Safety offers OSHA compliant safety training. Videos/DVDs/Kits covering: Workplace safety, construction safety, HR Training, Health Hazards and more.

  • Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC)
    7501 Greenway Center Drive
    Suite 760
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    Tel: 800-634-1598, 202-289-4550

    Fax: 202-289-4074
    E-mail: info@dgac.org
    Website: www.dgac.org

    DGAC offers a wide range of hazardous materials transportation regulatory compliance training programs.  These programs are designed for individuals who participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, execution or training for their organization's regulatory compliance activities.  Please contact them for a list of courses.

  • Emergency Film Group
    P.O. Box 1928
    Edgartown, MA 02539
    Tel: 1-800-842-0999
    Fax: 508-627-8863
    e-mail: info@efilmgroup.com

     

  • EPA Region III Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident Training Seminars
    EPA Region III (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia), will hold 3 seminars on preparing for hazmat transportation incidents.  For registration/and or exhibitor information, call the conference hotline at 410-676-0882. 

  • Explosives Academy
    7777 Glades Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33434
    Tel: 800-432-0840
    E-mail: info@explosivesacademy.org
    Web site: www.explosivesacademy.org


    Explosives Academy offers numerous online and in-person classes on explosives safety
    and awareness training to prepare for blasters certification, blasting contractor licenses,
    ATF, DOD, & DOT explosives transportation.  Regular classes are also available on
    improvised explosives devices (IEDs) and explosively formed penetrators (EFPs). 

     

  • Explosives Risk Managers, LLC
    11104 Innsbrook Way
    Ijamsville, MD 21754
    Mr. Lon Santis, Principal
    Tel: (202) 288-2029
    santis@ermanager.com


    Explosives Risk Managers LLC provides a wide array of training services for the explosives industry. ERM is recognized by state blasting authorities for providing continuing education training for blasters' certifications and provides training to U.S. and foreign government agencies as well as other private clients.
     

  • J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.  
    3003 W. Breezewood Lane
    PO Box 368
    Neenah, WI 54957-0368
    E-mail: sales@jjkeller.com
    Website:  www.jjkeller.com

     
  • Lorne Bellamy and Associates
    34 Lee Avenue
    Bradford, OH, Canada L3Z 1A9
    Tel: 905-775-4771
    Fax: 905-778-9002
    E-mail: lbellamy@technologist.com

     
  • National Transportation Consultants, Inc.
    P.O. Box 5728
    Douglasville, GA 30154
    Tel: 770-942-7460 or 770-942-2731
    t.dunaway@worldnet.att.net or r.tynes@bellsouth.net

     
  • RAM Inc., Explosives Educational Services
    2116 Hardin Lane
    Powell, OH 43065
    Tel: 740-363-6976
    Fax: 740-362-3946

    E-mail: r.mcclure@ramets.com
    Web site: www.ramets.com

    Onsite, custom and scheduled training courses
     

  • Regulations Training, Inc.
    Based in Orlando, FL
    Tel: 1-800-317-0518
    Website: www.hazardousmaterials.com


    Offers multimodal hazardous materials and dangerous good transportation training covering DOT 49 CFR IATA DGR, and IMDG Code regulations

  • Transportation Safety Institute (DTI-30)
    6500 South MacArthur Boulevard
    Oklahoma City, OK 73169-6900
    Tel: 1-800-858-2107
    Fax: 405-954-3521
    E-mail: TSI@dot.gov


    TSI is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. They offer courses that are designed to train individuals in skills necessary to monitor the transportation of hazmat in their areas of responsibility. Please contact them directly for a list of courses.

 

 

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BLASTING

Explosives Risk Managers, LLC
11104 Innsbrook Way
Ijamsville, MD 21754
Mr. Lon Santis, principal
Tel: (202) 288-2029
santis@ermanagers.com


Explosives Risk Managers LLC provides a wide array of training services for the explosives industry. ERM is recognized by state blasting authorities for providing continuing education training for blasters' certifications and provides training to U.S. and foreign government agencies as well as other private clients.

International Society of Explosives Engineers - ISEE
30325 Bainbridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44139
Tel: 440-349-4400
Fax: 440-349-3788
www.isee.org

Please visit the ISEE at www.isee.org/calendar.htm for a list of upcoming events sponsored by ISEE.

The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) is a professional society dedicated to promoting the safe and controlled use of explosives in mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, forestry, and many other commercial pursuits. They provide numerous courses related to explosives.

Konya Industries

6990 Summers Road
Montville, OH 
Tel: (440) 747-6700
www.konyaindustries.com
www.AcademyBlasting.com
Online Blast Design Training

Northwest Explosives Academy, LLC
PO Box 841
Eugene, OR 97440
Tel: 541-554-6720
Website: www.nwexplosives.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nwexplosives
Two-day classroom and field training program in Oregon-- Explosives & Blasting Level One

A special Law Enforcement Training Program -- B-TEAM, Breaching Teambuilding Explosives and Motivation

RAM Inc., Explosives Educational Services
2116 Hardin Lane
Powell, OH 43065 USA
Tel: 740-363-6976
Fax: 740-362-3946
E-mail: r.mcclure@ramets.com
Web site: www.ramets.com

TerraDinamica Lucca-Brown, LLC
5 Meadow Brook Road
Granby, CT 06035 
Web: 860-844-0506
Fax:  860-844-0507

E-mail: explosives@terradinamica.com
Website: www.terradinamica.com 

Please contact EESI or  visit their website for more information www.expledusvc.com
 

US Department of Labor, National Mine Health and Safety Academy
DOL - Mine Safety & Health Administration
National Mine Health & Safety Academy
Attention: Student Services
1301 Airport Road
Beaver, WI 25813-9426
Tel: 304-256-3257

 

 

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DETONATION MECHANICS

  • ABS Group
    16855 Northchase Drive
    Houston, TX 77060
    Tel: 281.673.2800
    Fax: 281.673.2950
    Please contact Ellen Leonard at 281.673.2912

  • Baker Engineering & Risk Consultants, Inc.
    3330 Oakwell Court, Suite 100
    San Antonio, TX 78218
    Tel: 210.824.5960
    Fax: 210.824.5964
    Complete details may be obtained at www.bakerrisk.com

  • Colorado School of Mines
    Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education
    Golden, CO 80401
    Tel: 303.273.3321
    Fax: 303.273.3314
    Contact: Dr. Vilem Petr, Assistant Research Professor

    Mining Engineering Department
    Website: www.mines.edu/outreach/cont_ed

     

  • Computational Mechanics Associates
    P.O. Box 11314
    Baltimore, MD  21239-0314
    Tel:  410-532-3260
    Fax:  410-532-3261
    Website: www.compmechanics.com


    Offering a variety of courses. Contact them for more information.

  • Franklin Applied Physics, Inc.
    98 Highland Avenue
    Post Office Box 313
    Oaks, PA 19456
    Tel: 610-666-6645
    Fax: 610-666-0173
    E-mail: FrankPhys@aol.com
    Website: http://members.aol.com/FrankPhys

     

  • University of Rhode Island
    DHS Center of Excellence Explosives Detection, Mitigation, Response
    Attn: Jimmie C. Oxley, professor of Chemistry
    Kingston, RI 02881
    Tel: 401 874-2103
    Fax: 401 874-2103
    E-mail: joxley@chm.uri.edu
    For more information, visit http://energetics.chm.uri.edu/

    For details and registration for Fundamentals of Explosives see the brochure at http://energetics.chm.uri.edu

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EXPLOSIVE MANUFACTURE/TESTING

 

  • Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center
    NM Institute of Mining and Technology
    801 Leroy Place
    Socorro, NM 87801-4796
    Website: www.nmit.edu

     
  • EUEXCERT
    Website: www.euexcert.org
    Online training program for explosive certification and training for energetic manufacturing employees in the EU

     

  • Explosives Risk Managers LLC
    11104 Innsbrook Way
    Ijamsville, MD 21754
    Mr. Lon Santis, principal
    Tel: (202) 288-2029
    santis@ermanagers.com


    Explosives Risk Managers LLC provides a wide array of training services for the explosives industry. ERM is recognized by state blasting authorities for providing continuing education training for blasters' certifications and provides training to U.S. and foreign government agencies as well as other private clients.

  • Franklin Applied Physics, Inc.
    98 Highland Avenue
    PO Box 313
    Oaks, Pa 19456
    Tel: 610-666-6645
    Fax: 610-666-0173
    E-mail: FrankPhys@aol.co

  • National Safety Education Center --an OSHA Training Institute Education Center
    Call 1-800-656-5317 to order a free course catalog, or visit their website at www.earnyourcard.com/courses.cfm

 

  • RAM Inc., Explosives Educational Services
Onsite, custom and scheduled training courses
2116 Hardin Lane
Powell, OH 43065 USA
Tel: 740-363-6976
Fax: 740-362-3946
E-mail: r.mcclure@ramets.com
Web site: www.ramets.com

 

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VIBRATION

 

  • ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
    Continuing Education Department
    PO Box 79536
    Baltimore, MD 21279-0536
    Tel: 1-800-548-2723/ 703-295-6300
    Fax: 703-295-6144
    E-mail: conted@asce.org

     
  • Blasting Analysis International, Inc.
    371 Daniel Street
    Allentown, PA 18104-8509
    Tel: 610-530-7415
    Fax: 610-395-5552
  • Detonation Safety Engineering
    121 Cherrywood Drive
    Nicholasville, KY 40356
    Contact: Larry Schneider
    Tel: 859-312-0625

     
  • ESRA Consulting Corporation
    1650 South Dixie Highway, 3rd floor
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    Tel: 561-361-0004
    Fax: 520-844-8555
    E-mail: blast@esracorp.com

    Website: www.esracorp.com

    ESRA offers classes to prepare for the Blasting Contractor's License. Classess are also available on the safe DOT transport of explosives. These courses are taught by an engineer and licensed blasting operator.
     
  • Explosives Academy
    7777 Glades Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33434
    Tel: 1-800-432-0840
    E-mail: info@explosivesacademy.org
    Website: www.explosivesacademy.org

     
  • GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech
    PO Box 779
    Warrendale, PA 15095
    Tel: 724-934-2900

     
  • Golder Associates Incorporated
    6165 Ridgeview Court, Suite F
    Reno, NV 89509
    Tel: 775-828-9604

     
  • Lorne Bellamy and Associates
    See contact information under Transportation
     
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Dr. Paul Worsey
    Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center
    1006 Kings Highway
    Rolla, MO 65409-0660
    Tel: 573-341-4317
    E-mail: pworsey@mst.edu
    Website: www.mst.edu

     
  • National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
    1605 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Tel: 1-800-342-1415/ 202-342-1100
    Fax: 202-342-0702
    Website: www.nssga.org
  • Northwest Explosives Academy
    PO Box 841
    Eugene, OR 97440
    Tel: 541-554-6720


    Explosives & Blasting Basics -- Two-day classroom and field training program. Students successfully completing the program and passing the exam will receive a 16-hour Certificate of Completion.

    Classroom: Located on McKenzie Highway, 3 miles east of Springfield, OR. (Approximately 25 minutes from downtown Eugene)  Field training is in Lane County. 30 minutes from McKenzie classroom location.

    Students will be provided with textbook, lunch and beverages for both days and transportation to and from the field training site.  Cost: $1,250 per student, government agency and group discount available.
     
  • Precision Blasting Services, Inc.
    PO Box 189
    Montville, OH 44064
    Contact: Dr. Calvin J. Konya - President
    Tel: 440-474-6700
    Fax: 440-968-3967
    E-mail: info@idc-pbs.com


     
  • RAM, Inc. Explosives Educational Services
    2116 Hardin Lane
    Powell, OH 43065
    Tel: 740-363-6976
    Fax: 740-362-3946
    E-mail: r.mcclure@ramets.com
    Website: www.ramets.com
 
  • Register for Blasters Training
  • Good for both full training and refresher training for license renewal
    BLASTERS ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR
    St. Charles, Missouri
    Website: http://blasters.mst.edu


    Get the training you need through Missouri S&T's Annual Blasters Training Seminar.  This seminar is great for anyone who needs a Blasters license or a refresher course.

    Your instructor, Dr. Paul Worsey, has over 30 years of blasting experience and is responsible for the first explosives engineering master's degree program in the nation.


    The Annual Blasters Training Seminar is a 20-hour course (or 8 hours of license renewal) that provides participants with basic training for blasting in the crushed stone and construction industries.  It is of invaluable use for individuals concerned with other aspects of blasting, such as those used by underground mines and utility companies.  The course also acquaints participants with federal and state purchase, transportation and storage regulations.

    Experiences blasters and engineers may use the course as both a refresher and an update on new products, blasting techniques, and regulations, as well as to enhance their blasting knowledge and skills.

    The advanced programming section of this course should be of particular interest to refresher attendees.


    REGISTER ONLINE! More information available at http://blasters.mst.edu

 


 

 

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EXPORTING

 

  • Export Control Seminars
    3 Bethesda Metro Conter
    Suite 700
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Tel: (301) 664-8453

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HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Colorado State University
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523
    Tel: (970) 491-5048
    Fax: (970) 491-7727
    Website: www.colostate.edu
    Undergraduate program: General Civil Engineering Degree

    Graduate Programs: M.S., M.Engr. and Ph.D. degrees in geotechnical engineering
     

  • Eastern Kentucky University
    College of Justice and Safety
    220 Stratton Building
    521 Lancaster Avenue
    Richmond, KY   40475-3102
    Tel: (859) 622-1052

    Fax: (859) 622-1530
    Website: www.fireandsafety.eku.edu


    Program in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation  
     

  • Michigan Technological University
    Mining and Materials Processing Engineering
    309 Minerals and Materials Building
    1400 Townsend Drive
    Houghton, MI  49931
    Tel: (906) 487-2610
    Fax: (906) 487-2495

    E-mail: mining@mtu.edu
    Website: www.mg.mtu.edu/


    Undergraduate program: Mining Engineering
    Graduate Program Concentrations in: Environmental Impacts of Mining; Geostatistics; Materials Handling; Mine Health and Safety; Mineral Economics; Rock Fragmentation; Rock Mechanics; Solution Mining; and Underground Construction.

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Department of Mining Engineering
    226 McNutt Hall
    1870 Miner Circle
    Rolla, MO  65409-0450
    Tel: (573) 341-4753
    Fax: (573) 341-6934
    Website: http://www.mst.edu/


    Undergraduate Program: Mining engineering degree with quarry emphasis or minor in explosives engineering
    Graduate Programs: M.S. or Ph.D. in mining engineering
    Postgraduate Programs:  Certificates in explosives engineering
    Non-Traditional Program: Online master's degree in engineering science 

     

  • Montana Tech of the University of Montana
    Mining Engineering Department
    1300 W. Park St.
    Butte, MT  59701
    Tel (406) 496-4262, Fax: (406) 496-4260
    Website: www.mtech.edu/mining


    Undergraduate Program: Mining engineering; Graduate Program: M.S. in mining engineering
     

  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Socorro, NM   87801

    Mineral Engineering Department (505) 835-5346
    Mechanical Engineering Department (505) 835-5693
    Website: www.nmt.edu


    Undergraduate Program: B.S. in mineral engineering with an explosives engineering emphasis
    Graduate Program: M.S. (a Ph.D. program has been proposed and is being reviewed)
    Non-Traditional Program: Virtual Center for Blast Fragmentation and Control offers lectures via the Internet in drilling and blasting engineering and geotechnical dynamics

     

  • Northwestern University and New Mexico Tech
    Website: www.it.northwestern.edu/

    Non-Traditional Program: Virtual Center for Blast Fragmentation and Control offers lectures via the Internet in drilling and blasting engineering and geotechnical dynamics.

  • Queens University Department of Mining Engineering
    Goodwin Hall
    Kingston, ONT Canada K7L 3N6
    Tel: 613-533-2197 or 613-692-0132
    Fax: 613-533-6597 or 613-692-0131

  • University of Rhode Island
    Chemistry & Forensic Science Department
    Attn: Jimmie Oxley
    Kingston, RI 02881
    Tel: 401.874.2103
    Fax: 401.874.2103

    E-mail: joxley@chm.uri.edu
    For more information, visit www.chm.uri.edu/forensics/introexp.shtml


Undergraduate program: Mining engineering; Graduate program: M.S., M.E., Ph.D. degrees in mining engineering
 

  • University of Washington Engineering Professional Programs
    PO Box 358725
    Seattle, WA 98198-8725
    Tel: 206-543-5539
    E-mail: uw-epp@engr.washington.edu
    Website: www.engr.washington.edu/epp
  • Virginia Tech
    Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering
    100 Holden Hall
    Blacksburg, VA  24061
    Tel: (540) 231-6671
    Fax: (540) 231-4070
    www.mining.vt.edu


    Undergraduate Program: Mining and minerals engineering; Graduate Program: M.S., M.E., Ph.D. degrees in mining and minerals engineering
     

SECURITY

Mr. Juri Kasements
www.explosivesmanagement.com

Former NRCan, ESSB official provides courses on threats from explosives for private and public security sector. Courses are held in Canada (Halifax,Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver)

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