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Highlights & News

November 2
Howard "Skip" Elliott sworn in as PHMSA Administrator, read more

September 8
President Trump nominates Howard Elliott to serve as PHMSA Administrator, learn more

June 29, 2017
APA applauds legalization of Consumer fireworks in NJ, see more

June 28, 2017
Must see July 4th Fireworks Displays, read more

June 21, 2017
The APA urges fireworks safety this July 4th, click here.

June 5, 2017
FMCSA withdraws motor carrier financial responsibility rulemaking, notice here.

April 19, 2017
APA files comments on TRALA ELD rental truck exemption application. 

March 23, 2017
FMCSA Withdraws Safety Fitness Determination Proposal, see notice here.

March 1, 2017
David Tang, K&L Gates, Asia, BBC interview on investment flows into and out of China.

February 22, 2017
Ann Marie Buerkle named Acting Chairman of the CPSC, read more.

February 2, 2017
CPSC issues Fireworks Regulations Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

January 31, 2017
Elaine Chao sworn in as Secretary of Transportation, read more.

December 19, 2016
OSHA issues final rule clarifying work-related injury reporting requirements. Click here to view.

December 16, 2016
APA looks forward to working with newly named PHMSA Associate Administrator for HazMat Safety William Schoonover.

December 8,
FMCSA issues final rule on entry-level driver training.

December 5, 2016

FMCSA issues final rule creating a CDL drug & alcohol clearinghouse.

November 23, 2016
Business group praises court decision to block overtime wage rule.

September 6, 2016
CPSC releases proposed policy on audible effects

June 30, 2016
Click here to see APA's 2016 "must see" fireworks displays for July 4th.

June 27, 2016
The APA urges fireworks safety this July 4th. 


* Indicates available to APA members only.

 ATF Inspector Training*

This 32 minute DVD examines the ATF’s role in regulating display fireworks and the manufacture of all types of fireworks. 


 NEWLY REVISED! Celebrate Safely 2014

  A 33-minute DVD describes the display fireworks industry and covers some of the fundamentals of firing a display. This is an excellent for training programs and for general audiences as well.


 Fireworks Safety on Barges

This video is an overview of NFPA 1123 requirements for Barges.  It illustrates important safety information to help ensure compliance with displays discharged from a barge or water-based vessel. 


 Consumer Fireworks & The Fire Service

This 14 minute video illustrates a consumer fireworks retail stand on fire and the proper extinguishing method and fire service response.  An excellent training video for the Fourth of July season.


 DOT Burn Test

A 30-minute tape showing the result of the Department of Transportation tests conducted near Huntsville, Alabama, in October, 1983. Two containers loaded with common fireworks burned, without explosion.


 Fireworks & Your Right to Know

This 15 minute video is geared to supplement your written Hazardous Communication plan and details the key provisions of OSHA’s Right to Know law providing workers the right to know about the chemicals they work with and around in the workplace.

  Static Electricity

A 20-minute presentation prepared by the U. S. Bureau of Mines. The generation of static electricity is demonstrated and control measures are discussed. This is a good training tape for employees.


  Fireworks Transportation Safety*

A 22 minute DVD that addresses safety matters pertaining to the handling, transportation and storage of fireworks.  Provides general safety rules as well as covers specific Department of Transportation regulations pertaining to transportation of hazardous materials, with emphasis on fireworks transport. 


OSHA Training Fireworks Safety*

This 29 minute DVD produced in a joint venture between the APA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides general standards and guidelines designed to keep whose working around fireworks healthy and safe. 








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