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  • American Pyrotechnics Association (APA). The APA is a leading trade association of the pyrotechnics industry. The association supports and promotes safety standards for all aspects of pyrotechnics. Its diverse membership includes regulated and licensed manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, importers and suppliers of pyrotechnics, and professional public display companies. Safety training is also provided. Training materials include:
    • Consumer Fireworks Testing
    • OSHA Hazard Communication Manual and Videotape
    • OSHA Process Safety Mgmt Manual
    • DOT Training Manual (updated 2004)
    • Fireworks Transportation and Handling Safety (DOT Training Video)
    • EPA Right-to-Know Manual
    • Fireworks Safety - Retail Fireworks Sales Poster
  • Fireworks Safety - Retail Fireworks Sales. OSHA and American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Alliance Alliance Publication 3248-04N-05. Also available as a 480 KB PDF Poster or a 3 MB PDF.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.
    • Fireworks Safety. NFPA does not endorse the use of consumer fireworks and instead encourages the public to enjoy displays of fireworks conducted by trained professionals.
    • Find an NFPA Code and Standard. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). List of current NFPA codes and standards with links to full online text version. NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.
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  • Emergency Exit Routes (PDF*), (2003). OSHA Fact Sheet. Provides a series of questions and answers for emergency exit routes.
  • Planning and Responding to Workplace Emergencies (PDF*). (2004, April). OSHA Fact Sheet. Includes information on planning, chain of command, emergency response teams, response activities, training, personal protective equipment and medical assistance. Recommends reviewing plans with employees when initially put in place and re-evaluation and amendment of the plan periodically whenever the plan itself, or employee responsibilities, change.
  • How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations (PDF). OSHA Publication 3088, (Revised 2001). Designed to help the employer plan for the possibility that company employees could be forced to evacuate when least expected. The best protection is to expect the unexpected and develop a well thought-out emergency action plan as a guide when immediate action is necessary.

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