New Blasters Handbook Available

The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) has released the 18th Edition of the ISEE Blasters’ Handbook, which focuses on blasting principles and blast design basics for the hands-on blaster and features troubleshooting checklists, a new Initiation Systems chap- ter, color graphics/photos, and internation- al units of measurement throughout. According to the publisher, the handbook’s intent is to provide blasting reference material to help the blaster-in-charge understand the core principles and factors to optimize blast performance; independ- ently make blast designs; assess perform- ance; troubleshoot problems; and conduct safe blasting operations. The handbook can be ordered by visiting or by e-mail at
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