Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

The 4th of July is quickly approaching. OSHA is reminding the pyrotechnics industry to be cautious, focusing on protecting their team from the hazards of creation, storage, shipping and selling fireworks.

Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday weekend;

  1. Secure firework facilities
  2. Be aware of your surroundings – keep exits accessible and free of debris
  3. Know emergency procedures
  4. Note the location of fire extinguisher and how to operate
  5. Always keep fireworks in view
  6. Dispose of fireworks properly
  7. Remove loose powder quickly
  8. Do not smoke around fireworks (50ft)

If you are a company putting on a firework display;

  1. Obtain proper license & permits
  2. Only used competent and trained personnel
  3. Keep in secure place, free of accidental ignition sources
  4. Keep fireworks in proper boxes, closed & dry
  5. Workers should wear protective gear & clothing (long pants and sleeves made from flame-resistant cloth)
  6. Handle fireworks with care
  7. Install mortar boxes, racks and drums
  8. Stay away from loaded mortars

Have happy and safe weekend!

OSHA Trade News Release

OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from dangers of handling fireworks