Charging Stations Safety

Hazard: Fires and explosion risks are possible unless proper guidelines are followed.

Solutions:

  • Prohibit smoking and open flames in and around charging stations;
  • Provide adequate ventilation to disperse fumes from gassing batteries;
  • Ensure that fire extinguishers are available and fully charged;
  • Provide proper personal protective equipment such as rubber gloves and eye and face protection;
  • Properly position forklifts and apply brakes before attempting to change or charge batteries; follow required procedures when refueling gas or propane-fueled forklifts;
  • Provide conveyors, overhead hoists or equivalent materials handling equipment for servicing batteries; • Provide an eye washing and safety shower facility for employees exposed to battery acids.

If you need assistance with a Mock OSHA Audit or have any questions about your level of OSHA Compliance, contact us today at 586-778-9900.

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