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Explosives — Quantity Distances

Explosives site

Standard CAN/BNQ 2910-510
Explosives — Quantity Distances

This standard specifies the minimum separation distances between potential explosion sites (PES) and exposed sites (ES). The goal is to minimize the risk to life and property.

The standard applies to all locations where the explosion of stored or manufactured explosives could create a blast that results in the projection of fragments or debris, or a thermal danger involving exploding content.

This standard does not apply to transportation activities. It also excludes containers commonly used on site to temporarily store explosives during blasting operations..

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12720ANGCAN/BNQ 2910-510 Explosives - Quantity Distances
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12719FRNCAN/BNQ 2910-510 Explosifs - Distances par rapport à la quantité d'explosifs
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Standards committee members

Number of committee members: 18
Mr. Fred BaileyWorker's Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Mr. Serge DionneRessources naturelles Canada / Natural Resources Canada
Mr. Mike DoyleCanadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)
Mr. Éric FréchetteCanadian Pyrotechnics Council (CPC) Royal Pyrotechnie
Mr. Aaron GaltCanadian Explosive Industry Association (CEAEC)
Mr. Al HoffmanMinistry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas
Mr. P.D. (Takis) KatsabanisQueen's University
Mr. Sylvain LemoyneGeneral Dynamics Produits de défense et systèmes tactiques Canada inc.
Mr. Al LoanOrica Mining Services
Mr. Stewart McCallumAustin Powder
Ms. Jeanne MillerPetroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
Mélanie NormandSûreté du Québec
Ms. Josée OuelletCommission de la Santé et de la sécurité du travail - Centre administratif
Mr. Pierre St-GeorgesDyno Nobel
Ms. Helen StewartNational Defence / Défense nationale DAER 2-7 / DREM 2-7
Ms. Kimberley TullyMaxam
Mr. D. John WitherspoonHFI Pyrotechnics Inc.
Mr. Bert von RosenCANMET Canadian Explosive Research Laboratory (CERL)

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