CDC Cautions Public Against Dangers of Fireworks

"Play It Safe: Leave Fireworks to the Professionals" is the message posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions' (CDC's) Web site. According to the agency, during the month around Independence Day (July 4th), in 2005, children 14 years and younger sustained nearly half of the injuries related to fireworks.

In 2005, an estimated 10,800 people were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries1. CDC offers some interesting Q&A items to help get across its message, these include:

  • When do these injuries happen? Typically, 60 percent of injuries from fireworks in the United States occur in the month surrounding the July 4th holiday1.
  • What types of fireworks cause injuries? Between June 18 and July 18, 2005, firecrackers (26 percent), sparklers (17 percent), and rockets (17 percent) accounted for most of the injuries seen in emergency departments. Sparklers were associated with over half of the estimated injuries among children under five years, during the same time period1.
  • Who is likely to be injured? During the month around Independence Day (July 4th), children 14 years and younger sustained about 45 percent of injuries related to fireworks1.
  • What kinds of injuries occur? Injuries from fireworks most often affect the hands, eyes, head, face, and ear1.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus