ATF Approves Variance from Q/D Based on IMESAFR

According to the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME), ATF has approved the first variance from the American Table of Distances (ATD) based on a quantitative risk analysis using the Institute of Makers of Explosives Analysis for Risk (IMESAFR) tool. IME Member Company, Nelson Brothers, was granted the variance in April 2015.  Explosives Risk Managers LLC (ERM) contributed to this effort and congratulates IME and Nelson Brothers for this accomplishment.  Please contact us at (202) 288-2029 or if you are interested in seeking ERM’s support in getting a variance from ATF from quantity-distance (Q/D) regulations.debris

ERM Adds New Logo to Depict UAS Services

erm_whiteExplosives Risk Managers LLC (ERM) added another logo to depict its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services.  The logo conveys ERM’s use of rotocopters and fixed wing aircraft to provide

“perspectives that are otherwise unattainable™.”

Filming a Blast with UAS

Quarry blast still frame from Inspire 1 videoRecently, ERM obtained a video taken by a hobbyist of a blast in a quarry.  The video was taken from the most advantageous perspective and provided valuable feedback to the blast crew.