The Federation of European Explosives Manufacturers is a non-governmental organisation created in 1976 by European industrial explosives manufacturers. The main objective of the Federation is to encourage best practice in the
industry, particularly in the areas of safety, quality and security, and to make the public aware of the importance of different uses of industrial explosives in creating its infrastructure and environment.
Change of Secretary General
As of first of January 2018 Hans Meyer has retired from this position as Secretery General of FEEM. His successor is Maurice Delaloye.
18.10.2016: News from the Explosives Experts Meeting Brussels:
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIRECTIVE 2014_28_EU AND OF DIRECTIVE 2008_43_EC
Identification and traceability of explosives for civil uses Guidance – (www.explosives-for-civil-uses.eu)
18.03.2015: There is a new Technical Bulletin No. 12: Loading of Bulk Explosives (you find it under Publications)
DIRECTIVE 2014_28_EU on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses
IME SAFETY AND SECURITY GUIDELINES FOR Technical Grade Ammonium Nitrate (TGAN): AN Guidelines 30July13
UN-SCETDG-46-INF.9: The US Institute of Makers of Explosives is going to launch an initiative for a globally harmonized Track & Trace Standard based on the EU Dirctive 2008/43.
Nov. 2013: REACH – LEAD SUBSTANCES IN INITIATION DEVICES: Where Pb compounds are in the authorisation process
Nov. 2017: Estimates of Aggregates Production data 2015
Proposal to amend section 10.3.3 – Manual of Tests and CriteriaChapter 2.1 of the Model Regulations – Class 1 definition Chapter 2.1 of the GHS – Class of explosives Use of the Manual of Tests and Criteria in the context of GHS Clarification of the classification of ammonium nitrate based fertilizers – proposal for a new Section 39 in the Manual of Tests and Criteria
Next AGM Dates:
- Next Working Group Workshops 2018 in Brussels:
- Tuesday, 27th March: Transport & Storage
- Wednesday, 28th March: Health & Safety
- Thursday, 29th March: Blasting Practise
19th Oct. 2016: Link to Lead Compounds information: www.ila-reach.org
29 April 2013: Listing of the XSD defining the XML File (for Developers)
ADR 2015, the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Volume 1 & 2 applicable as from 1 January 2015 can now be down-loaded from the following UNECE web-sites: www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2015/15contentse.html or www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr_e.html