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British Columbia Blasters’ Handbook

Blasters who conduct industrial blasting operations must hold a valid blasting certificate that is issued by WorkSafeBC. This handbook serves as a study guide for individuals who wish to be examined for a WorkSafeBC blasting certificate. With its useful and detailed content, certified blasters can continue to use the handbook as a reference guide in the field.

The handbook includes a glossary and supporting appendices, and is divided into the following five parts:

  • Programs and documentation
  • About explosives
  • The blasting process
  • Initiation systems
  • Avalanche control

View the Blaster certification webpage to find out more about registering for and taking the blasting exam.

Publication Date: Mar 2023 File type: PDF (17 MB) Asset type: Book Reference: BK22