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Laser Technology, Inc. to Co-Host Webinar on Best Practices and Tools for Explosives Engineering

Centennial, CO - January 15, 2015 - Laser Technology, Inc., (LTI) the leading designer and manufacturer of laser-based solutions for professional measurement and mapping, and Robert McClure, President of RAM, an independent blast design consulting firm, will be co-hosting a webinar about serious challenges and viable solutions for the mining industry on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10 AM (MST).

According to the National Mining Association (NMA), there are a total of six billion metric tons of non-fuel mineral materials mined in the U.S. The reported statistics are that 97% of these domestic materials were mined and quarried using surface methods, which persuasively demonstrates the need for safe, effective blast design processes. Considering the regulations mandated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the overall liability taken on when using explosives within the vicinity of a residential community, all necessary precautions need to be considered and taken very seriously. It only takes one major accident or serious incident to be dropped by insurance companies and be shut down for good.

This upcoming webinar will cover important safety factors when blasting and how to ensure you are always in full compliance with MSHA. Explosive engineers and mining professionals only have one shot to get it right, so smart planning is everything. It's all about designing a good blast to minimize fly rock, manage air over pressure and make the blast as productive as possible. This webinar addresses challenges blasting professional face and why having a solid plan, the right tools and proper training can make all the difference.

LTI is offering two chances to win a complete laser-based rock face profiling system. Attendees who visit LTI's booth number 314 at this year's International Society of Explosives Engineering's 41st Annual Conference in New Orleans February 1 – 4, 2015 will have a chance to enter to win the LTI system. Anyone who registers for and attends the webinar will have the same chance to win. Attend both and the chance to win a laser-based profiling system doubles. Read more information on the New Face for Blast Design" webinar or Register Here.

As an international independent consulting firm, RAM offers innovative and advanced technical support, training, services and solutions for blast design and explosive applications in civil, military, government, construction, mining, demolition and seismic operations. Mr. McClure is a certified instructor for MSHA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is an active member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) and was honored with the Presidential Award in 2011.

Laser Technology, Inc. has been a pioneer in the laser measurement industry for over 28 years and was the first to successfully integrate a reflectorless laser rangefinder with a tilt sensor and an electronic compass. This resulted in the creation of the TruPulse® 360: a handheld, pocket-size laser delivering three-dimensional measurements with onboard solutions for heights, span between remote points and values used for GPS offsets in reference to magnetic North. Field data collection and mapping applications for LTI technology include mining, forestry, telecommunication, construction, government, GIS and more.

For more information please visit LTI's Blast Design page, use our contact form or call 1.303.649.1000.

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