Use of Explosives in the Workplace
Course Description: This course is designed for demolition contractors. Topics include preparatory operations, engineering survey, utility location, medical services and first aid, police and fire contact, fire prevention and protection, special structures, concrete structures, safe blasting procedures, transportation of explosives, storage of explosives, and procedures after blasting. This course covers the topics included in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.7 Subpart T.
Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn:
- To meet the prerequisites, in order to fully achieve the demolition targets, besides ensuring the safety of employees engaged in demolition work.
- About the different types of demolition and the concerned requirements, different building structures and the applicable safety precautions for the demolition of the same.
- How to store, transport and use the explosives, properly, for the demolition work, and how to avoid any mishaps during handling and use of the explosives or blasting agents.
- Related terminology