Forklift Battery Safety

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NIBCO presenting of Forklift Battery Safety

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Safety Training Presentations : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Safety Training Presentations Battery Safety 29 CFR 1910.178(g) 29 CFR 1910.305(j)(7) 29 CFR 1917.157

Goals : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Goals Battery hazards, storage, and charging Battery maintenance, PPE, and emergencies Quiz

Battery Hazards : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Battery Hazards Battery acid Flammable gases Electrical shock Heavy weight

Typical Battery Cell : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Typical Battery Cell Positive (+) and negative (-) plates Electrolyte—solution of sulfuric acid and water 2 volts of power Vent cap

Battery Discharges : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Battery Discharges Acid becomes weak and cannot produce a current Connect battery to AC source for charging Acidity of electrolyte is restored

Battery Cycle : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Battery Cycle One discharge and one charge Limited cycles Maximize battery life with a full discharge and full charge

Charging and Storage Locations : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Charging and Storage Locations Designated area Adequate ventilation Equipment for spilled electrolyte Fire protection Emergency shower and eyewash Protection for charging apparatus

Battery Handling : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Battery Handling Handling heavy batteries Vent caps in place Conveyor Overhead hoist Insulated equipment

Lift Trucks : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Lift Trucks Position trucks properly Apply parking brake Turn off ignition Turn off lights and accessories Disconnect battery from lift truck

Battery Charger : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Battery Charger Match charger to battery Verify voltage and capacity Check that charger is grounded or double insulated Be sure vent caps are in place Turn charger off before connecting to battery Open battery compartment cover

Reinstall Batteries : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Reinstall Batteries Avoid battery contact with walls or components Position properly in the lift truck Secure in the lift truck Battery restraint system

Goals : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Goals Battery hazards, storage, and charging Battery maintenance, PPE, and emergencies Quiz

Battery Maintenance : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Battery Maintenance Inspect connectors Keep the battery clean Keep the battery cool Do not overcharge

Vent Caps : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Vent Caps Allow gases to escape Hold electrolyte in Keep foreign material out Should be kept in place at all times

Hydrometer : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Hydrometer Measures density of electrolyte Fully charged will read 1.290 Discharged will indicate 1.120 Measure 2 or 3 cells after charging

Adding Electrolyte or Water : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Adding Electrolyte or Water Add water or electrolyte only after charging Charging increases electrolyte level Handle electrolyte with a carbon filter or a siphon Slowly add water to electrolyte Wear correct PPE

PPE : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. PPE Goggles Face shield Rubber gloves Rubber apron

No Smoking : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. No Smoking Do not smoke in charging areas Hydrogen gas is produced Prevent open flames, sparks, welding Utilize ventilation

Metal Tools : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Metal Tools Keep metal tools away from batteries Don’t lay metallic objects on top of batteries Short circuits could cause sparks

Emergencies : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Emergencies Acid spill kit Neutralizing solution Emergency shower and eyewash station First aid

Battery Installation : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Battery Installation Ventilation Grounding

Goals : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Goals Battery hazards, storage, and charging Battery maintenance, PPE, and emergencies Quiz

Summary : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Summary Hydrogen gas is given off during charging Vent caps release gas and contain electrolyte Batteries should be inspected regularly PPE should be worn Electrolyte spills should be cleaned up immediately

Quiz : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz 1. What kind of flammable gas is given off during recharging? 2. Electrolyte expands during the charging process. True or False 3. Name two reasons for making sure vent caps are in place. 4. What PPE should be worn when cleaning the battery or checking electrolyte? 5. Before disconnecting the battery from the forklift, turn off the ignition and all accessories. True or False

Quiz (cont.) : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz (cont.) 6. What can be used to neutralize an electrolyte spill? 7. What could happen if metal objects are placed on top of a battery? 8. What should you do if you get electrolyte on your skin? 9. What does OSHA require a battery installation to have? 10. Smoking is OK when batteries are not being charged. True or False

Quiz Answers : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz Answers 1. Hydrogen gas 2. True 3. Vent gases, contain electrolyte, keep dust and dirt out of cells 4. Goggles, face shield, rubber gloves, rubber apron 5. True

Quiz Answers (cont.) : 

11006134/0212 Copyright ©2002 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz Answers (cont.) 6. Baking soda 7. Short circuit and cause a spark or other damage 8. Wash your skin with soap and water for at least 10 minutes 9. Ventilation 10. False, smoking is never allowed in battery storage and charging areas.

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