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Oct 01, 2006
Guide for Chemical Spill Response Planning in Laboratories


The objective of this guide is to provide laboratory employees with a framework for spill response planning. This planning must be done in advance, not after a spill occurs.

Source: ACS

Jul 01, 2006
HSE Using Electric Storage Batteries Safely


Every year, at least 25 people are seriously injured when using batteries at work. If you or your staff work with large batteries, this booklet is for you. It gives a basic introduction to working safely with batteries and minimising the risks involved.

Source: HSE

Oct 01, 2005
Texas Department of Insurance Take 5 for Safety – Vehicle Battery Safety


Batteries present hazards that can cause serious injury or death to workers. Batteries contain acid and can explode and/or catch on fire. In the event of a battery explosion or fire, acid and toxic fumes are released.

Source: TDI

Oct 01, 2005
OSH Answers: What is important to know about batteries?


Lead-acid batteries contain sulfuric acid and only trained and authorized personnel should handle them. When talking about lead-acid batteries, people usually call sulfuric acid "battery acid" or the "electrolyte".

Source: CCOHS