WARN I N G
Eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must be worn when working around batteries.
DO NOT smoke, use open flame, make sparks, or create other ignition sources around
batteries. If a battery is giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury to personnel.
Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool
contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will result in instant heating or electric shock,
damage to equipment, and injury to personnel.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If battery corrosion or
electrolyte makes contact with skin, eyes, or clothing, take immediate action to stop the
corrosive burning effects.
EYES. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical
SKIN. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek
medical attention as required.
INTERNAL. If corrosion or electrolyte is ingested, drink large amounts of water or
milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Seek medical
CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT. Wash area with large amounts of cold water.
Neutralize acid with baking soda or household ammonia.
In order to prevent a leakage path (a type of short circuit), clean top surface of the battery
and terminal posts of battery.
A leakage path can cause electrical components and electrical system to appear as
functioning even though disconnect switch is in OFF position. The electrical system can
also include Engine Monitoring System (EMS).
A battery can be slippery and difficult to maneu er if an acid film exists. An acid film can
corrode battery posts and cable connections.
Rapid air movement from compressed air combned with dust, dirt, or other forms of debris
can create static electricity. This may lead to an explosion when in vicinity of battery.
Never use compressed air for cleaning in vicinity of a battery.
When handling, storing, or disposing of bateries, consult your unit, local hazardous waste
disposal center, or safety office for local regulatory guidance.
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.
1. Clean top of battery and terminals using 0.2 lb (0.1 kg) baking soda and 1.1 qt (1 L) clean water solution.
2. Remove cleaning solution from battery and neutralize battery by rinsing battery with clean water.
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