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Hazards associated with batteries
Recent inspections by the Department have raised concerns that the hazards associated with batteries are not always recognised or adequately controlled.  There have also been reported incidents involving batteries that resulted in injury, the potential for serious injury, or damage to equipment.

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Battery Safety
Lead-acid batteries can produce explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen gases when they are being charged.  If ventilation is poor, the escaping hydrogen creates an explosive atmosphere around the battery.

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Vehicle Battery Safety
Battery powered equip-ment is commonplace in industry today.  However, batteries present hazards that can cause serious injury or death to workers.

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Instructions for the Safe Handling of Lead-Acid Batteries
There is a requirement to provide safety information on products.  This document, which fulfils this requirement, is commonly called an MSDS, but, in Europe, is more correctly referred to as "Instructions for the Safe Handling of Lead-Acid Batteries."

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9-Volt Battery Safety
9-volt batteries can be dangerous. The positive and negative posts are close together.  If a metal object touches the two posts of a 9-volt battery, it can cause a short circuit.  This can make enough heat to start a fire.

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MSDS: Lead Acid Battery
Self explanatory.

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Battery Jump Sticker
Printable sheet to carry in your glovebox outlining the safe and proper method of jumping a battery.

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Battery Hazards
Batteries have many hazards including acid, fire or explosion, electrical shock, and heavy weight.  Following safety precautions will keep them safe when charging or changing batteries.

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Vehicle Battery Safety Roadmap Guidance
This document is divided into two sections: (1) the synopsis, which discusses high-level findings of the work, and (2) the full report, which provides a comprehensive, in-depth review of the state of the art and also discusses interactions with experts, users, researchers, and developers from different organizations interested in the safety of vehicle batteries.
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