29 CFR 1926.901 - Blaster qualifications.
(a) A blaster shall be able to understand and give written and oral orders.
(b) A blaster shall be in good physical condition and not be addicted to narcotics, intoxicants, or similar types of drugs.
(c) A blaster shall be qualified, by reason of training, knowledge, or experience, in the field of transporting, storing, handling, and use of explosives, and have a working knowledge of State and local laws and regulations which pertain to explosives.
(d) Blasters shall be required to furnish satisfactory evidence of competency in handling explosives and performing in a safe manner the type of blasting that will be required.
(e) The blaster shall be knowledgeable and competent in the use of each type of blasting method used.