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Course Description

This video, originally produced by the Chemical Safety Board, discusses the deadly hazards associated with disposing of confiscated or dysfunctional fireworks, for which there are no industry or federal guidelines. It discusses the need for a thorough hazard analysis of processes used to dispose of fireworks. It explains the National Fire Protection Association’s recommendations to discourage the disassembly of fireworks as a method of disposal and minimize the accumulation of explosive material, as well as other recommendations to align fireworks disposal with other best practices in hazardous waste handling. This video is appropriate to give anyone working with fireworks or responsible for storing or disposing of them an appreciation for the safety procedures they need to follow.