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Workers in the construction and mining industries commonly use explosives to excavate rock. While explosives operators are required to be licensed and thoroughly trained, everyone working near a blasting site should understand basic blasting area safety.

This course for nonblasting personnel explains the risks of flyrock — any material that flies beyond the established blast site — and other hazards found near blasting areas. Learn about the precautions you should take to avoid injury while working near a blasting site.

Complete Your OSHA Blasting Area Safety Course Online

Our online Blasting Area Safety course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Log on and off as needed
  • Work on your course anywhere with internet access
  • Email our course trainer with any questions
  • You have 180 days to complete the course

Once you finish the course and pass a brief test on the core topics, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion. The Blasting Area Safety course takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives for the Blasting Area Safety Course

The primary goal of this course is to teach you how to avoid common hazards while working near a blasting area. You will learn about precautions that you and the blasting crew should take to protect everyone at the worksite.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • Key terms related to blasting
  • Flyrock and other blasting site hazards
  • General safety for blasting areas
  • How to reduce risks associated with blasting

The Blasting Area Safety course is ideal for any personnel who work near a blasting site. It is not designed to train blasters or other workers on how to operate explosives.