You must train and certify all employees who handle explosives before you allow them to work in any environment where you manufacture, store or transport explosives.
The Health & Safety Advisor says your training must include the following:
That's not all. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to stick to these requirements when training employees who work with explosives.
Revealed: Six requirements for training employees in an explosives environment
#1: You must monitor any employee immediately after he's successfully completed training.
#2: A qualified supervisor must determine whether an employee requires refresher training by requesting he demonstrate current operating procedures.
#3: Retrain an employee if he shows any lack of knowledge or incompetencies. You must ask him to demonstrate his job proficiency before you allow him to return to work.
#4: You must retrain all relevant employees when you change any procedure or start a new process.
#5: All employees must be medically fit for duty
#6: You must keep accurate records of the following:
Important: Your first step when working with explosives is to ensure you adequately protect your employees and that you provide a safe work environment.
What's equally important is that you train your employees and stick to the above mentioned health and safety requirements.