UXO Construction Support / UXO Escort Services

Do you need UXO/MEC support for a construction, environmental, or HTRW project? If so, Ordnance Holdings, Inc. (OHI) can help.

Below are some FAQs related to UXO support on projects. For more information, please contact OHI's / UXOInfo.com's Client Relations Manager - Jenna at jenna@ordnanceholdings.com

Based upon DoD guidance (Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board Manual 60559-M-V7), UXO escorts are required for "individuals, who for operational reasons (e.g., environmental monitoring), are authorized access to areas under DoD control that are known or suspected to contain UXO". The need for UXO Escorts is not limited to environmental monitoring. Other activities such as archaeological studies, endangered species counts and studies, groundwater sampling and well installation, and soil sampling in areas known or suspected to contain UXO also require a UXO Escort.

UXO Escorts provide what is known as "anomaly avoidance" which is defined by DoD as "techniques employed on property known or suspected to contain UXO, other munitions that may have experienced abnormal environments (e.g., Discarded military munitions [DMM]), munitions constituents in high enough concentrations to pose an explosive hazard, or chemical agent (CA), regardless of configuration, to avoid contact with potential surface or subsurface explosive or CA hazards, to allow entry to the area for the performance of required operations."

Anomaly avoidance is provided by a trained and qualified UXO Technician(s) who provides safety oversight of untrained personnel in areas known or suspected to contain UXO. Anomaly avoidance involves avoiding or staying clear of visible surface hazards and subsurface anomalies. UXO Escorts have the following responsibilities:

  • Providing UXO / hazard recognition, location, and safety oversight functions during intrusive activities; and
  • Conducting daily safety briefings for all site personnel and visitors.

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Peak Technical Institute - UXO Global - UXO Training

Article submitted by UXOInfo.com Corporate Sponsor: www.uxoglobal.com
www.uxoglobal.com/payment-options/#va-benefits

UXO Global is an industry leader providing students with the training necessary to attain an Unexploded Ordnance Technician I certification. Our training complies with the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board's Technical Paper 18 requirements. This, along with our professionally developed program and top-tier professional instructors, equips students for a lifelong career as an Unexploded Ordnance Technician.

Peak Technical Institute is a comprehensive training institute headquartered in Maryville, Tennessee, with a campus in Loveland, Colorado. All UXO Global courses are conducted in Colorado and are approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. In addition to having approval for Canadian UXO employment by the Directorate of Ammunition and Explosives Regulation (DAER), students can also earn continuing education credits through the Colorado State University's Online Plus "Continuing Education Units" (CEUs) program.

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International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM)

The International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) will be at St. Mary's University in Halifax, 28 -29 May 2014. There is still time to register as a delegate or your company to participate in our Technology Demonstrations at Canadian Forces Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic (FDU). Underwater Technology Demonstrations are scheduled by FDU Atlantic, Private Sector companies (unmanned vehicles) and United States Mammal (Dolphins) Team from San Diego California that detects underwater munitions. Oil and gas exploration and development, regulatory committees, environmental, technology and science companies and organizations are welcome to attend with delegates from more than 40 countries. Help develop international policy and responses for sea dumped munitions in your region. There is still time to sponsor, get a booth or showcase your technologies and services to policy makers, buyers and end users.

Register at: www.underwatermunitions.org More info: chair@idum.org (1-902-574-7420).

EOD Wounded Warrior Foundation

The Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to our Wounded EOD Warriors and their families in the form of financial relief.

The resources provided by the Foundation to the wounded and their families are above and beyond the budgetary constraints of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. We believe that families are an integral part of the healing and rehabilitation process and strive to keep them together during the most difficult of times.

Website: http://woundedeodwarrior.org/

EOD Wounded Warrior

Schonstedt Magnetic Locators available through GSA

Schonstedt GSA

The full line of Schonstedt magnetic locators is now available through GSA to qualified government purchasers. Information on the demining tools can be found through GSAAdvantage! or at www.findUXO.com.

Explosives Courses Offer Civilians Valuable Training

Columbus, Texas Explosives training courses have traditionally been focused towards EOD/UXO and law enforcement personnel. However, in these days of increased terrorist threats from IEDs focused on civilian targets both in the U.S. and aboard, the need exists for explosives awareness training for civilians. Bonetti Explosives is meeting that need through the Explosives Awareness Course. The class is designed to provide civilians a firsthand look at what explosives look like and what they are capable of doing. The course is designed to help students recognize explosive components such as detonators and det-cord as well as various types of common explosives used by terrorist so that they can better inform the police and investigators if they encounter any future threats.

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UXO Technician Level 1 Training In Canada

AMEC - UXO Course

UXO TECHNICIAN LEVEL 1 TRAINING

Next Class: 26 April - 31 May 2010

AMEC and the University of New Brunswick partner
to create the first UXO Level 1 Training in Canada

In 2005, DND created the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and Legacy Sites Program to manage UXO risk on behalf of DND at legacy sites, both on land and offshore. The program was created to address a known problem:

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Schonstedt Offers Military Version of Its Locator

At the request of the U.S. Army, Schonstedt Instrument Company has modified its GA-72Cd magnetic locator for use in Army theaters of operations.

The GA-72Cd-ML military version, of which over 2000 have been fielded to date, is now also available to commercial users.

For more information on the new locator including a description and specifications of the unit please visit Schonstedt's www.findUXO.com or email us at mrgroup@schonstedt.com. A product information sheet can also be viewed by using the download link below.

Bob Ebberson
Manager, Munitions Response Group


UXO Technician Level 1 Training

UXO Training Tech 1 and HAZWOPER visit uxotech1.com

UXO Global is proud to offer the Unexploded Ordnance Technician I course in response to the rapid growth in the Munitions Response programs worldwide. This UXO Tech 1 course was developed following the guidelines outlined in Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board Technical Paper 18 "Minimum Qualifications for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Technicians and Personnel," and prepares students for an exciting career in the UXO field. Candidates will endure a challenging four week course studying subjects such as safety, explosives, unexploded ordnance from around the world, range clearance operations, and more.

Front Range also offers the candidate certification in an OSHA approved 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operator (HAZWOPER) course. Our graduates have all of the knowledge and skills needed to immediately work as a certified UXO Tech I with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer required HAZWOPER certification.

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Schonstedt Instrument Company's Munitions Response Group

Schonstedt Instrument Company announces the formation of the Munitions Response Group. The Group's function is two-fold:
  • To encourage and focus communication with users of Schonstedt demining tools

  • To foster collaboration with industry partners to advance UXO/IED detection capabilities

Visit the group's website at www.findUXO.com or email us at mrgroup@schonstedt.com We welcome your input.

Bob Ebberson
Manager, Munitions Response Group


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