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Explosive Safety

COURSE NO: H07-001
Explosive Safety
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the DOE requirements for handling explosive materials and the requirements for building and operating the explosive storage facilities.


The Department of Energy (DOE) policy requires that all DOE activities be conducted in a manner that protects the safety of the public and provides a safe and healthful workplace for employees.  DOE has also prescribed that all personnel be protected in any explosives operation undertaken. The level of safety provided shall be at least equivalent to that of the best industrial practice. The risk of death or serious injury shall be limited to the lowest practicable minimum.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to any engineer who deals with explosives and needs to be aware of the safety issues related to the public in a safe and healthful workplace.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Operational safety
  • Explosives and personnel limits and control
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Training
  • Level-of-Protection criteria for explosives activities
  • Operating procedures
  • Electrical storms and lightening protection
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in the DOE Explosives Safety Manual, UCRO-AM-208565, DOE M 440.1-1, December 7, 2004. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Explosive Safety (1.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this DOE publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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