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Safety Measures While Bursting Crackers

Sunny Alex, IIK Young Contributor Monday, November 1, 2021
Safety Measures While Bursting Crackers

1) Use green firecrackers: -

During Diwali it’s safer to burn green crackers because it better for our health. Green crackers are made using less polluting raw materials. Green crackers don't contain banned chemicals such as lithium, arsenic, barium and lead. They are called Safe Water Releaser (SWAS), Safe Thermite Cracker (STAR) and Safe Minimal Aluminum (SAFAL) crackers

2) Prefer wearing cotton clothes.

Cellulose (Cotton/Linen/Hemp/Rayon burns quickly, leaving a glowing ember after flame is extinguished. Synthetics (Nylon/Polyester/Acrylic) ignite and burns quickly and will continue burning even after the after a flame is removed. Fiber may shrink from the flame, melt, and can drip leaving a hard plastic-like bead.

3) Burst firecrackers in an open area:

Always burst crackers in an open area, away from vehicles. Keep a steel container nearby where the steel of sparklers can be disposed off safely. If we just drop it wherever we want, anyone can stamp on it accidently and get hurt. Make sure that there are not any inflammatory items nearby. Keep a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby. Better safe than sorry.

4) Store the crackers in a safe place:-

Firecrackers are highly combustible therefore they must be stored somewhere safe away from any fire . A single spark can lead to an explosion. We should use sealed containers made of hard plastic or wood to store crackers .It’s always good to keep a fire extinguisher somewhere nearby, because its will be helpful if it’s some small fire. There is a new product now days in the market. It’s called a Fire extinguishing ball

5 Keep a first aid kit handy and learn burn dressing tips 95% of the Diwali burns are accidental. Burns are caused while cooking ,mostly caused by spilling of hot liquids like water, ghee, and cooking oil.Diwali burns are categorized into first, second and third degree burns.Third degree burns are the highest and most dangerous burns because it destroys the interior layers of the skin. In the Diwali first-aid kit Disinfectant, Cotton balls, DressingGauze, Cling wrap/plastic wrap, Pain medication, Bandage, Adhesive tapes, Surgical masks, Gloves

First Aid and Safe Burn Dressing Tips

• Cool the burnt area under running water until the pain goes

• Remove the burning clothes from the person to curb damage.

• Water will reduce the temperature and give relief.

• Avoid using ice on the burn

• Do not apply any medicine to the injured part.

• Do not pop the blisters they will self-heal.

• Consult a doctor as soon as possible

• Protect the burnt area.

6) Face Masks and Sanitizer

During this time of Covid, when we go out to burn the crackers be careful of the masks you are wearing on your face. Try to keep distance, which can make us avoid wearing the masks. Also do not use sanitizers while burning crackers. Sanitizers are highly flammable

Somemore Important tips to Keep in Mind

• Avoid bursting fireworks on roads

• Read the label on the crackers and follow the instructions carefully

• Never experiment with crackers or make your own fire works

• Do not have fireworks in your pocket while igniting another

• Never ever light a cracker in your hand. See to it that you put it down and ignite it

• Never ignite aerial fireworks (like rockets) if there is any overhead obstruction present like trees and wires

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