Child labour in the pyrotechnics industry

A cursory assessment study on the situation of child labour in the pyrotechnics industry

Upon ratification of ILO Convention No. 182, a national interagency team was tasked to implement a Time-Bound Programme (TBP) assisted by ILO-IPEC. The conduct of assessment studies forms part of the preparatory activities leading to an initial assessment of the appropriateness and feasibility of including three priority child labour groups for the TBP.

This study is specifically focused on the situation of child labor in the pyrotechnics industry. The manufacture or handling of pyrotechnics has been identified under hazardous work due to an unhealthy environment. Children involved are in the immediate danger from the hazardous work processes, which may cause disabling injury, illness, death or physical harm.