WARN I N G
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resisant 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
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.
Failure to follow these procedures may result in death or injury to personnel.
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.
When handling, storing, or disposing of bateries, consult your unit, local hazardous waste
disposal center, or safety office for local regulatory guidance.
N OT E
Note location of tiedown strap to aid installation.
4. Remove tiedown strap (Figure 2, Item 2) from negative arctic battery terminal cover (Figure 2, Item 3). Discard