Missouri University of Science and Technology will offer a short course on
blasting training April 21-23.
The 20-hour course is sponsored by Missouri S&T’s Rock Mechanics and
Explosives Research Center and the mining engineering department in conjunction
with the Missouri Limestone Producers’ Association. It provides basic training
for blasting in the crushed stone and construction industries.
The course fee is $600 for members of the Missouri Limestone Producers’
Association and $650 for all others. An optional MLPA certification examination
will be offered after the workshop for a fee of $25. A one-day refresher course
also is available on Monday, April 21, or Tuesday, April 22, for a fee of $250.
Course enrollment is limited to 40, so advanced registration is encouraged.
The course is directed by Dr. Paul Worsey, senior research investigator of
explosives research at the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center and
professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T. Worsey has more than 25
years of explosives and blasting experience and has been involved in blasting
training for more than 15 years.
A detailed set of course notes will be provided to each participant enrolled
in the three-day course. A DVD/CD-R containing course notes will be provided to
participants enrolled in the one-day refresher course.
The course will be held at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel in St.
Louis. Group rates are available for course participants. To inquire about
hotel reservations, call 800-468-9290 and refer to the “Missouri S&T”
special group rate.
To enroll in the course or for more information, contact the Missouri
S&T department of distance and continuing education at 573-341-4442 or