Accession Number:

ADA383285

Title:

Primary and Secondary Battery Operations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY SAFETY CENTER FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

1. The National Safety Council estimates that the value of goods and services each worker must produce to offset the cost of work injuries is 350. Work injuries in the United States cost more than 37.3 billion in 1985. More than 13 percent or 9 million injuries per year are incurred in industrial places, according to the National Health Interview Survey. 2. Injuries, death, and disability are results of accidents. Costs combined with worker pain, disability, and loss of life emphasize the importance of accident prevention in all levels of industrial maintenance operations. 3. Accidents from battery transportation, charging, and disposal are numerous and may occur at any level from organizational through GSDS maintenance operations. Most accidents are caused by improper lifting, heat or spark battery ignition and explosion during vehicle maintenance, charging and disposal, improper procedures and occasional material failure. 4. Use of protective equipment, proper training, use of technical manuals, compliance with safety and OSHA requirements, teamwork, and individual awareness are necessary to minimize unnecessary disabling injury. 5. Good judgment and proper supervision are instrumental in accident prevention. Incidences of exposure to lead and chemicals used in battery operations, blindness, burns, and death can be avoided by controlling hazardous conditions, by proper education, and by following the rules. No one can prevent accidents like you can.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE