BATTERIES REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
WARN I N G
· To avoid injury, 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 giv-
ing off gases, it can explode and cause injury. Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and brace-
lets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will cause instant heating, damage to
equipment, and injury to personnel.
· Ensure battery disconnect is in OFF position before performing this task. Failure to follow this warning may
result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
· 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 injury or death to personnel.
Eyes. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical attention
Skin. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek medical attention
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 attention immediately.
Clothing/Equipment. Wash area with large amounts of cold water. Neutralize acid with
baking soda or household ammonia.
· Arcing or sparks may occur if battery cables contact any metal surfaces of machine during removal. Ensure
they don't contact metal surfaces. Failure to do so may cause injury to personnel.