(425 ILCS 30/13)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 113)
No factory building used in the manufacture of explosive fireworks
shall be situated nearer than five hundred feet to any inhabited dwelling,
nor nearer than two hundred feet to any highway or any railroad, nor nearer
than one hundred feet to any building used for the storage of explosives or
fireworks, nor nearer than fifty feet to any other factory building. This
section shall not apply to existing factory buildings in fireworks plants
now in operation.
(a) All fireworks plants shall be enclosed on all sides by a fence and
all openings to such enclosures shall be fitted with suitable gates, which,
when not locked, shall be in charge of a competent watchman who shall have
charge of the fireworks plant when it is not in operation. This sub-section
shall not apply to existing plants.
(b) No stoves, or exposed flame shall be used in any part of any
fireworks plant, except in the boiler room or machine shop, or in buildings
where no fireworks or chemicals are stored therein. All parts of the
buildings in fireworks plants shall be kept clean, orderly and free from
accumulations of dust and rubbish.
(c) Fireworks in the finished state shall not be stored in buildings
where fireworks are in process of manufacture.
(d) Each shipping package of fireworks shall bear upon the outside
thereof the words "FIREWORKS--HANDLE CAREFULLY--KEEP FIRE AWAY" in letters
not less than 7/16 inch in height, and in addition shall show the name of
the fireworks manufacturer.
(e) No employee or other person shall enter or attempt to enter any
fireworks plant with matches, a lighted cigar, cigarette or pipe or other
flame-producing device, nor with liquor or narcotics in his or her
possession or control, nor while under the influence of liquor or
narcotics, nor partake of intoxicants or narcotics while in the plant.
(f) It shall be the duty of the superintendent, foreman or other person
in charge of any fireworks plant to provide safety containers for matches
at all main entrances of the plant, where all matches in the possession of
all persons shall be deposited before entering the plant enclosure.
(g) All fireworks plants shall be properly posted with "WARNING" and "NO
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 881