Did you know July is Fireworks Safety Month?
When we think of July, we immediately think of Independence Day, picnics, watermelon, swimming, and, of course, fireworks. Even though fireworks are fun, if used improperly they can cause serious injuries to eyes and extreme burns on the skin.
Thousands of fireworks-related injuries flood emergency rooms across the country every year, and according to the Florida Department of Health, approximately 40 percent of those injuries are children younger than 15 and more than half are younger than 20.
At Safety Solutions & Supply, we want you to be safe and get the most out of your celebrations without any fireworks accidents, so we’ve put together some tips for you.
Fireworks Safety Tips
- Familiarize yourself with and follow all county firework laws for your area
- Clear away any dry debris from the area to prevent a fire outbreak
- Make sure all pets and children are in a safe place and
- Be sure to only use appropriate fireworks, not homemade or illegal ones
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
- Make sure everyone is watching from a safe distance
- Never let children play with fireworks
- Firework fails to light? Let it sit for at least 20 minutes then carefully put it in water.
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket
- Shoot off fireworks from a safe place, never a metal or glass container
- Wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes when lighting the fireworks
- Make sure all lighters are out of the reach of children
Clean Up Afterward
- Never leave hot ash on the ground. Let them cool then place them in a bucket of water
- Clean up all debris
- Staying safe should always be a priority, especially during a celebration. If you have any questions about Firework Safety Month, feel free to contact Safety Solutions & Supply or give us a call today at 866-537-2262 for more information.