Fireworks Safety
Display Operators
  1. Make sure personnel are trained and competent.

  2. Obtain required licenses, permits and inspections.

  3. Maintain display site security and communications.

  4. Wear protective gear and proper clothing.

  5. Prohibit accidental ignition sources.

  6. Properly install mortar boxes, racks and drums.

  7. Keep fireworks cartons closed.

  8. Keep fireworks dry and in good condition.

  9. Always handle fireworks carefully.

  10. Stay away from loaded mortars.
OSHA is dedicated to promoting the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards, providing training, conducting outreach and building partnerships. OSHA and the American Pyrotechnics Association have created an alliance to help promote safety in the design and use of all types of fireworks. For more information, talk to your employer, or visit or
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