The Solar Shop ~ Tonasket, Washington

The Solar Shop
Mikkel Gredvig
P.O. Box 1001
II Rodeo Rd.
Tonasket, Wa.

Battery Safety Precautions

1. Someone should be within range of your voice to come to your aid when you work near batteries.

2. Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contact skin, clothing, or eyes.

3. Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Avoid touching eyes while working near batteries. Wash your hands when done.

4. If acid contacts skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water. If acid enters eyes, immediately flood eyes with running cool water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention immediately.

5. Baking soda neutralizes lead acid battery electrolyte. Vinegar neutralizes spilled NiCad and NiFe battery electrolyte. Keep a supply on hand in the area of the batteries.

6. NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of a battery or generator.

7. Be extra cautious when working with metal tools on, and around batteries. Potential exists to short-circuit the batteries or other electrical parts which may result in a spark which could cause an explosion.

8. Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and watches when working with a battery. A battery can produce a short-circuit current high enough to weld a ring, or the like, to metal causing severe burns.

9. If a remote or automatic generator start system is used, disable the automatic starting circuit and/or disconnect the generator from its starting battery while servicing to prevent accidental starting during servicing.