Fireworks Safety
Overview <ul><li>Who is Injured? </li></ul><ul><li>When and Where do Injuries Occur? </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Injuries <...
The Problem <ul><li>How extensive is the problem?  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Malfunction and careless use of fireworks results in thousands of injuries annually.  </li></ul>The Problem
Injuries <ul><li>Who is most likely to be injured? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Boys between the ages of 10 and 14 years have the highest rate of injury.  </li></ul>Injuries <ul><li>Over 40% of ...
Types of Injury <ul><li>What kinds of injuries occur? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Fireworks-related injuries most frequently involve hands and fingers (38%), and eyes (19%). </li></ul>Types of Inj...
Prevention <ul><li>What is the safest way to prevent fireworks injuries? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Prohibit children less than 14 years old from using fireworks and supervise older children.  </li></ul><ul><li>Rea...
<ul><li>Be sure other people are out-of-range and a safe distance away before lighting fireworks.  </li></ul><ul><li>Never...
<ul><li>Always store your fireworks in a cool dry place.  </li></ul><ul><li>Only light one item at a time.  </li></ul><ul>...
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Diwali safety fireworks safety

  1. 1. Fireworks Safety
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Who is Injured? </li></ul><ul><li>When and Where do Injuries Occur? </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Fireworks </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention Tips </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Problem <ul><li>How extensive is the problem? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Malfunction and careless use of fireworks results in thousands of injuries annually. </li></ul>The Problem
  5. 5. Injuries <ul><li>Who is most likely to be injured? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Boys between the ages of 10 and 14 years have the highest rate of injury. </li></ul>Injuries <ul><li>Over 40% of those injured from fireworks are children 14 years of age and younger. </li></ul><ul><li>Males are injured three times as frequently as females. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of Injury <ul><li>What kinds of injuries occur? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Fireworks-related injuries most frequently involve hands and fingers (38%), and eyes (19%). </li></ul>Types of Injury <ul><li>About half of the injuries are burns, especially to the face, hand, wrist, or arm. A small percentage of firework-related injuries lead to the amputation of hands or fingers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prevention <ul><li>What is the safest way to prevent fireworks injuries? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Prohibit children less than 14 years old from using fireworks and supervise older children. </li></ul><ul><li>Read and follow all warnings and instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Only use fireworks outdoors and keep them away from houses and flammable materials. </li></ul><ul><li>When using fireworks, have a bucket of water nearby. </li></ul>Prevention
  11. 11. <ul><li>Be sure other people are out-of-range and a safe distance away before lighting fireworks. </li></ul><ul><li>Never ignite fireworks in a container (especially a glass or metal container). </li></ul><ul><li>Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol and fireworks do NOT mix. </li></ul>Prevention
  12. 12. <ul><li>Always store your fireworks in a cool dry place. </li></ul><ul><li>Only light one item at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Never try to re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks. </li></ul><ul><li>Never throw or point fireworks at another person. </li></ul><ul><li>Never carry fireworks in your pocket. </li></ul><ul><li>Always read and FOLLOW directions on the label. </li></ul>Prevention
  13. 13. Use Common Sense! And Have a Happy Deepavali!
  14. 14. Thank You

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