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Storage of Industrial Explosives

Deposit of industrial explosives

Standard CAN/BNQ 2910-500
Explosives — Magazines for Industrial Explosives

When explosives are stored, every effort must be made so that they do not present any hazard for people in the vicinity. It is also important to ensure that magazines for explosives are well designed against theft, with the goal of preventing the use of explosives for criminal or terrorist purposes.

Industrial explosives are high-risk explosives. They are mainly used in the mining industry, quarry operations, the construction industry, and even for national defence and police services. To respond to the safety imperatives associated with storage of these explosives, the BNQ has developed standard CAN/BNQ 2910-500.

The main objective of Canada’s new national standard entitled Explosives — Magazines for Industrial Explosives is to specify the minimum requirements for constructing and monitoring magazines used for safe and hazard-free storage of industrial explosives.

This standard is intended to serve as a guide for all stakeholders engaged in planning the use and construction of magazines for industrial explosives who hold a licence issued under the Canadian Explosives Act and the Canadian Explosives Regulations, 2013 and other regulations in force.

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12717ANGCAN/BNQ 2910-500 Explosives - Magazines for Industrial Explosives
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12716FRNCAN/BNQ 2910-500 Explosifs - Dépôts d'explosifs industriels
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Standards committee members

Number of committee members: 15
Mr. Fred BaileyWorker's Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Mr. Stephane CastonguayProtexplo
Ms. Arianne DaoustGeneral Dynamics Produits de défense et systèmes tactiques Canada inc.
Mr. Serge DionneRessources naturelles Canada / Natural Resources Canada
Mr. Duane FairhurstPetroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
Mr. Éric FréchetteCanadian Pyrotechnics Council (CPC) Royal Pyrotechnie
Mr. Aaron GaltCanadian Explosive Industry Association (CEAEC)
Mr. Mathieu GirardSûreté du Québec
Mr. David HartgerinkKodiak Enterprises
Mr. Al HoffmanMinistry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas
Kal KuronenKal Kuronen, Technical Expert
Mr. Al LoanOrica Mining Services
Mr. Johnathon McArthurDepartmental Security Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Mr. Stewart McCallumCanadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)
Mr. Bert von RosenCANMET Canadian Explosive Research Laboratory (CERL)


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