This is a nonelectric blasting cap. It should be
handled with extreme care. Do not drop it, hit it
against a hard surface, or stick anything into it.
First, inspect the markings on the box containing the
blasting caps. Unidentifiable markings are a MINOR
defect. If markings are misleading as to the strength
of the caps, it is a MAJOR defect.
Next, inspect the nonelectric blasting cap for splits,
cracks, exposed charge, and corrosion. These are
all CRITICAL defects.
Finally, inspect the open or flared end of the cap to
see if it is bent. If the cap is bent so that proper use
is precluded-the fuse will not fit into the cap-it is a
When you have completed your inspection, check all
send them to the surveillance office. Notify storage
personnel to repackage, mark, and return the
samples to the storage area. Remove the fire