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Fireworks and Hazardous Materials

STAY SAFE OVER THE * ★ ★ FOURTH OF JULY HAZMAT : is fairly common, and necessary for our economy and SHIPPING : lifestyle. Most hazardous material is moved over-the-road. 1.2 BILLION tons of hazardous materials were moved by trucks last year 54% of hazardous material tonnage is moved via trucks 4283 2354 5951 These shipments accounted for 104 BILLION highway ton-miles out of a total of 323 BILLION ton-miles When people think of hazmat shipping, they think of radioactive chemicals stored in yellow bins. But hazardous materials include everyday products, LIKE FIREWORKS. Fireworks cause 9,300 INJURIES & 20,000 fires a year Fireworks are considered CLASS 1 EXPLOSIVES w ww FIREWORKS ARE POISONOUS, containing heavy metals and other pollutants that can cause serious health problems & are bad for the environment ***** * **** 4 TIPS FOR TRANSPORTING FIREWORKS NEVER attempt to light a firework or fuse in your vehicle NEVER smoke while handling fireworks (including loading/unloading them from your vehicle) DO transport fireworks only in the trunk of your vehicle, not in the passenger compartment DO transport fireworks in a spark-proof container, such as a cardboard box, and keep fireworks out of direct sunlight PLS LOGISTICS SERVICES

Fireworks and Hazardous Materials

shared by PLS-Logistics on Sep 08
Fireworks are explosives, and must be shipped as such. Here's an infographic explaining the stipulations of fireworks in transportation.


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