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July is Fireworks Safety Month

July is Fireworks Safety Month

Fireworks Safety Month


GPS challenge of the week…Fireworks Safety Month! More fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year. Each year, fireworks cause an average of 19,000 fires resulting in thousands of injuries.

Sparklers burn at 2,000 degrees yet we give them to our small children. Bottle Rocket wars can cause chest, head and eye injuries which can cause reduced vision. Roman Candles can explode in your hand causing severe burns, loss of fingers and other injuries. M-class fireworks cause hundreds of extremely severe injuries each year. It is never a good choice to combine fireworks and alcohol use!

If you experience or see a safety concern on your assignment, please contact our GPS Safety Hotline at 803-760-1441 or contact your local GPS office. If you are injured on your assignment, please call MEDCOR at 1-800-775-5866 then contact your local GPS office.

GPS where Safety is Everybody’s Job…My Job…Your Job! Let’s make 2019 GPS Safety Awareness Year!

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Barbara Greene
GPS Safety Specialist

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