State Blasting Safety Board

P. O. Box 844
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-2930
Fax: (573)-526-4600

Email: firesafe@dfs.dps.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dfs.dps.mo.gov/programs/investigations/blasting.asp

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo. 319.300

Department: Public Safety

Mission:

Function: licensing and discipline

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4

Location of meetings: 2401 East McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO

Duration of meetings: 2-4 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 to 2 hours

Total time commitment: 2 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 7

Appointed members: 7

Term length: 6 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: One representative of a municipality or county who serves as a public works director or similar; one person who uses explosives for mining; one person who uses explosives for construction; one person who provides blast monitoring services; two persons engaged in the manufacture or distribution of explosives; and the state fire marshal or his or her designee.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mr. Edward J. Twehous
Engaged in Explosives for Construction
Jefferson City
Term begins: Mar 3, 2008
Term expires: Jan 15, 2013

Mr. David A. Johnson
Engaged in Explosives for Mining
Dexter
Term begins: Feb 1, 2008
Term expires: Jan 15, 2014

Mr. Ted L. Martin
Representative of a Municipality or County Government
Branson
Term begins: Jan 15, 2008
Term expires: Jan 15, 2009

Mr. Randy M. Wheeler
Representative of Business Providing Contract Blast Monitoring Services
Joplin
Term begins: Jan 15, 2008
Term expires: Jan 15, 2012

Mr. Keith M. Henderson
Representative of Manufacturer/Distributor 1
Union
Term begins: Jan 15, 2008
Term expires: Jan 15, 2010

Mr. Thomas L. Couch
Representative of Manufacturer/Distributor 2
Sainte Genevieve
Term begins: Jan 15, 2008
Term expires: Jan 15, 2011

Vacant Slot
State Fire Marshall