The New England Chapter of the ISEE, originally known as “The American
Blasting Association”, was granted its charter in 1980. It has since become one
of the ISEE’s largest and most active chapters.
The objectives of the ISEE, as stated in the Society’s constitution, are:
• To advance the science and art of explosives engineering.
• To promote through research, education and every constructive effort
explosives engineering for the public good.
• To provide forums and media through which experience with the principles
and techniques of explosives engineering may be reported, discussed, and
published in the furtherance of the general benefit.
• To establish a repository for all information, both foreign and domestic,
on the sciences and arts of explosives engineering.
• To serve the states and the nation as a body of specialists composed of
all segments of the explosives industry readily available to give services in
matters which affect the manufacture, transportation, storage, and the use of
explosives and related equipment.
• To establish a certification procedure for all explosives engineers and
• To promote standardization of terminology in explosives engineering, and
so far as practicable, develop standard methods.
• To encourage the inclusion of explosives engineering instruction in
engineering curricula in furtherance of the society’s primary objectives
• To cooperate with other national and international organizations having
common or related objectives, in furtherance of the public interest
Because its purpose is that of a professional society, the ISEE does not
assume responsibility or liability in regard to the performance of its members.
Membership in the New England Chapter of ISEE does, however, indicate that an
individual or company is strongly committed to the safe, professional practice
of explosives engineering.
New England Chapter provides opportunity for presentation of technical
education programs, discussion of regulations, safety issues, and meetings to
address local concerns. We also offer educational scholarships to students to
attend technical schools or universities using chapter resources to fund