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RAM Sets Date for Blasting and Explosives Safety Training Seminar

Wed June 24, 2009 - National Edition
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RAM Inc. will hold its two-and-a-half day Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) seminar at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D., Sept. 8 to 10, 2009. This enhanced BEST seminar is designed specifically for those industry professionals who work with explosives — explosives engineers, drillers, field crews, safety personnel and D&B engineers — and it helps attendees comply with state and federal regulations.

For nearly 40 years, BEST seminars have taught safe operating practices for more than a thousand attendees worldwide who work with explosives. Led by instructors with decades of experience in their respective fields, the BEST course educates attendees on explosives safety and application, hazard recognition, accident prevention, and regulatory and new product updates. The training seminar includes extensive instruction covering:

• Comprehensive safety instructions for commercial explosives and blasting

• Updates on electronic blasting systems and supporting technologies

• Regulatory updates by specialists from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

• On-site field instruction at the Crazy Horse Memorial

Each BEST course attendee will receive a manual with information that can be used in the field. Completion of the 20-hour course offers attendees two Continued Education Credits.

“We continue to receive extremely positive feedback as to the value of each session and topic relevance,” said Robert McClure, president of RAM Inc., and a 26-year mining and aggregate industry veteran.

Course topics have been selected to offer value to all professionals with varied experience levels, from individuals with decades of experience to those just entering the explosives industry.

An international blast engineering and consulting firm, RAM Inc. focuses on improving productivity and safety through blast optimization, advanced technical services and training. RAM Inc. offers a wide range of services, including explosives educational services — offering the most up to date training seminars in the explosives industry — and explosives technical services — providing advanced technical engineering, project management, training, safety services and solutions, blast design and explosives applications for regulatory, mining, civil, military and seismic operations worldwide.

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