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PK custom of environmental protection: the reason behind the cold of fireworks?

the end of the Lantern Festival also announced the end of fireworks sales during the Spring Festival in 2014. From the sales of fireworks and firecrackers during the Spring Festival, the sales of fireworks and firecrackers this year have decreased significantly compared with the past. 1n 2013, under the background of haze, “thrifty wind” and diversified entertainment forms, most areas of the country have adopted very strict control measures, and even some places have taken measures to prohibit the setting off of fireworks. On the whole, there are fewer firecrackers, and the sales of fireworks and firecrackers encounter a cold winter. Not long ago, there was a heated discussion on this year’s “fireworks cold” phenomenon on the 1nternet. Of course, in this hot discussion, the New Year customs, tradition, safety and environmental protection are intertwined, and there are also debates on “environmental protection PK New Year customs” and “Prohibition” and “release” of fireworks. The author has no intention to judge this kind of argument, because this kind of argument is still unable to reach a consensus, thus forming a final conclusion. As a grassroots safety supervision worker, 1 just want to talk about some thoughts on the phenomenon of fireworks cold from the perspective of safety

these thoughts come from three questions:

the first question is whether the obvious reduction of fireworks and firecrackers means that everyone’s awareness of safety and environmental protection is obviously strengthened

this year, the number of firecrackers is significantly reduced, which should be the result of a combination of various factors. 1 do not deny that the improvement of safety and environmental protection awareness is also one of the factors. Fireworks and firecrackers are not people’s daily necessities. Most of their purchase and discharge are concentrated in the Spring Festival period. From this point of view, it is the same as the vehicle exhaust emissions on the road every day 1n recent years, we all pay attention to environmental problems, PM2.5 and haze weather, but it is rare to take specific environmental protection measures, which is similar to safety. We all know that safety is no trivial matter, but in practical work, safety is often ignored. Therefore, the significant reduction of fireworks and firecrackers does not mean that everyone’s awareness of safety and environmental protection has been significantly strengthened, but is the result of a variety of background factors

the second question is whether the winter of fireworks is equal to the spring of safety work

when the sales of fireworks and firecrackers are cold, many operators of fireworks and firecrackers complain incessantly. The media say that fireworks and firecrackers have suffered the coldest winter in history. So, as safety supervision workers, do they have a good rest? The answer, of course, is No. 1n a sense, the cold of fireworks is an embodiment of market rules and market choice, but it has no direct relationship with the law of safety production. The reduction of sales has not changed the dangerous characteristics of fireworks. Fireworks are still the object of our safety supervisors’ strict waiting, key inspection and strict supervision during the Spring Festival. Before New Year’s day, the office of the safety committee of the State Council reported three major fireworks and firecrackers accidents in Meizhou city of Guangdong Province and Changde City of Hunan Province, causing 16 deaths. During the Spring Festival, there are still cases of personal injury caused by fireworks. Especially in some rural areas, the safety awareness is weak, and the hidden danger of fireworks fire safety is more prominent. All these facts prove that the sales of fireworks and firecrackers have not brought spring to safety work

the third question is whether the ban on fireworks and firecrackers is equal to solving the safety problem of fireworks and firecrackers at one stroke

every year, the whole country is constantly arguing about the prohibition and release of fireworks. Many practical problems brought by the release of fireworks have affected all aspects of social life and become unavoidable social problems. Looking back on the changes of fireworks regulatory policy from laissez faire to prohibition to restriction in the past 20 years, the contradiction between traditional folk customs and public security has always been difficult to reconcile. From the historical review, it is not difficult to find that the prohibition and restriction of fireworks have not solved the problems and disputes caused by fireworks. On January 21, 2006, the State Council issued the “Regulations on the safety management of fireworks” to establish an administrative licensing system for production, operation, transportation and holding fireworks parties with higher-level administrative regulations, and further standardize the safety of fireworks. However, the elaborate design of the law is still faced with implementation problems. For example, the “management regulations” regulate the behavior of “throwing ignited fireworks at people, vehicles and buildings” endangering public safety, but there are still some difficulties in implementation. When the traditional folk custom gradually goes away in the loud sound of fireworks, it is imperative that the legislation be issued in time and the law enforcement be followed up quickly and effectively

long time practice and a large number of facts can prove that the answers to the above three questions are negative, and the safety problem of fireworks and firecrackers in cold weather has not been completely solved. However, around fireworks, there are some new phenomena during the Spring Festival this year, and we should be glad. For example, during the Spring Festival, many online forums launched the initiative activities of no or less fireworks. Government departments should accurately judge the situation of fireworks and firecrackers, strengthen the publicity and education on the civilization, safety and environmental protection of the public, and guide the fireworks and firecrackers industry to respect the market rules and actively move forward to the road of safety, environmental protection and scientific and technological innovation. Of course, the government’s top priority is to standardize and improve the construction of truly operable, feasible and effective laws and regulations system on the basis of giving consideration to social values and public interests, and constantly implement and improve it in the process of implementation, which is a test of the wisdom and ability of social managers

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