VII. PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE (CONTINUED)
Waste Disposal Methods: Sulfuric Acid: Neutralize as described above for a spill, collect residue and place in a container labeled as containing hazardous waste. Dispose of as a hazardous waste. If uncertain about labeling procedures, call your local battery distributor or listed contact. DO NOT FLUSH LEAD CONTAMINATED ACID TO SEWER
Spent batteries: Send to secondary lead smelter for recycling following applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Precautionary Labeling: POISON - CAUSES SEVERE BURNS
DANGER - EXPLOSIVE GASES CORROSIVE - CONTAINS SULFURIC ACID KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN
VIII. CONTROL MEASURES
Engineering Controls and Work Practices: Store and handle in well-ventilated area. If mechanical ventilation is used, components must be acid-resistant. Handle batteries cautiously. Make certain vent caps are on securely. If battery case is damaged, avoid bodily contact with internal components. Wear protective clothing, eye and face protection, when charging or handling batteries. Follow all manufacturers’ recommendations when stacking or palletizing. Do not allow metallic materials to simultaneously contact both the positive and negative terminals of the batteries. Use a battery carrier to lift a battery or place hands at opposite corners to avoid spilling acid through the vents. Avoid contact with internal components of the batteries.
Hygiene Practices: Wash hands thoroughly before eating, drinking or smoking after handling batteries.
Respiratory Protection: None required under normal conditions. If an overcharging or overheating condition exists and concentrations of sulfuric acid mist are known or suspected to exceed PEL, use NIOSH or MSHA-approved respiratory protection.
Protective Clothing: None required under normal conditions. If battery case is damaged, use rubber or plastic acid-resistant gloves with elbow-length gauntlet, acid-resistant apron, clothing, and boots.
Eye Protection: None required under normal conditions. If battery case is damaged, chemical goggles or face shield.
Emergency Flushing: In areas where water and sulfuric acid solutions are handled in concentrations greater than 1%, emergency eyewash stations and showers should be provided, with unlimited water supply.
IX. OTHER REGULATORY INFORMATION
NFPA Hazard Rating for sulfuric acid:
Flammability (Red) = 0
Health (Blue) = 3
Reactivity (Yellow) = 2
Not regulated pursuant to §173.159(d) of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180) provided each package is marked ‘NONSPILLABLE’ or ‘NONSPILLABLE BATTERY’. For air shipments, reference IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Special Provision A-67. For ocean shipments, reference IMDG Special Provision #238.
Note: Exide Techologies batteries which have met the test requirements for “nonspillable batteries” in shipment must be protected against short circuit and securely packaged.
RCRA: Spent lead-acid batteries are not regulated as hazardous waste when recycled. Spilled sulfuric acid is a characteristic hazardous waste; EPA hazardous waste number D002 (corrosivity).
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