- Safety and Health Topics
- Pyrotechnics Industry
The following pages describe common hazards and solutions found in the pyrotechnics industry. These pages address two sectors in the pyrotechnics industry:
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- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA's rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
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How to Contact OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.
- Process Safety Management for Explosives and Pyrotechnics Manufacturing. OSHA Publication 3912, (2017).
- OSHA safety posters for Retail Sales of Fireworks and Fireworks Display Operators.
- Fireworks Safety Poster - Display Operators. OSHA and American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Alliance Publication 3248, (2005). Also available as a Poster or a Pocket Card.
- Safety Guidelines for Display Fireworks Sites. OSHA, (June 2004).
- Fireworks Safety - Retail Fireworks Sales. OSHA and American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Alliance Publication 3248, (2005). Also available as a Poster or a Pocket Card.
- Safety Guidelines for Retail Sales of Consumer Fireworks. OSHA, (June 2004).