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Safety Matters: Fireworks Safety

christopher consultants has an extensive corporate safety program that provides personal protection equipment to all field personnel. This program is overseen by Mr. Federico Tersoglio who works with the staff to ensure understanding and implementation of all safety procedures. In addition, Federico routinely produces “Safety Matters” content to educate employees and clients on relevant safety topics. Read more safety matters and stay safe on the job!

Stay safe this holiday with a few tips from our Safety Officer!

Recommended Safety Tips

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult should supervise ALL firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your drinks for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when setting off fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and move away quickly.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors. Make sure the area is clear and away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Keep away from the firework for 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and a hose easily accessible.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers.
  • Do not experiment with making your own fireworks or using homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and placing them in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible material until the next day.
  • FAA regulations prohibit the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
  • Report illegal explosives like M-80s and quarter sticks to the police or fire department.

Pet Safety

  • Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
  • Make sure your pet has up-to-date identification as pets have been known to run off during fireworks displays.
  • Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains etc) near pets.

Info provided by http://www.fireworkssafety.org/.