OSHA Battery Compliance Tips

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Get Your Industrial Battery Care In OSHA Compliance Today

Material handling equipment that is powered by industrial batteries produce less emissions than gas powered units and in most cases no emissions. Zero emissions however, does not mean zero hazards or dangers. Safe battery care procedures must be followed to reduce the chance of injury, damage or death when charging and servicing industrial batteries such as those used in forklifts and other material handling equipment.

Electric forklifts and material handling equipment are generally powered by large-lead acid batteries, which require routine charging and service. As a safety precaution OSHA requires that a specific area or room be designated for the sole purpose of battery charging and servicing.

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Lithium-Ion vs Lead-Acid

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Electric Forklift Throw-Down: Lithium-Ion vs Lead-Acid Batteries

Who would have ever believed that lithium-ion batteries would be such a popular source of power? Lithium-ion batteries power everything from cell phones and laptops to tablets and other computer electronics. Lithium-ion batteries offer high-density storage and on average, store about three times the energy of a comparable lead-acid battery. So why are they not in every new electric truck on the market?

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Read the Fine Print. Battery Warranties Explained

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As a user of industrial batteries, you may know that batteries are an expensive yet necessary investment. If there is an issue with a defective battery, warranty is normally the first thing customers want. Let us explain battery warranty to help you manage your fleet to avoid any costly downtime that may or may not be covered under warranty.   

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