MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 354, 202210th International Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety (SESAM 2021)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||06 January 2022|
Best practices in the field of specific risk evaluation of pyrotechnic entertainment articles subject to legal and illegal market surveillance
1 National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX Petrosani, Department of Safety of Explosion and Pyrotechnic Articles, G-ral V. Milea Street 32-34, Petrosani, Romania
2 University of Petrosani, Doctoral School, Universitatii Street 22, Petrosani, Romania
* Corresponding author : email@example.com
The field of pyrotechnic articles is very popular and developed, and as a result, the influx of pyrotechnic articles on the market is abundant. However, it should be noted that in addition to compliant products, which meet the applicable essential safety requirements covered by Directive no. 2013/29 / EU, there are also products on the market that can present a significant level of danger when used, handled, transported or stored. Market surveillance authorities frequently find non-compliant products such as pyrotechnic articles offered to the public, some on the legal market, others traded illegally. The establishment of presumptive risks related to pyrotechnic articles can be achieved by applying documented and accredited procedures at national and European level by specialized laboratories, one of these being found within INSEMEX. Technical-scientific expertise activity aims to verify the level of security for products considered suspicious. We have an international collaboration with European authorities, and at the national level, requests for products such as pyrotechnic articles are sent for expertise by the police, the prosecutor’s office or the courts. It was found that most products considered “suspicious” had serious deficiencies that could lead to major risks, and those traded illegally lead to considerable economic losses.
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