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Basics of Safety In Battery Handling HSE Responsibilities of Task In-charges TIL Copyrights @ 2011 . ALL Rights Reserved 1 BATTERY - HAZARDS • LEAD (SOLID DUST OR FUMES) – Poisonous • SULFURIC ACID – – – – Corrosive Reactive With Water creates Heat, Toxic and corrosive fumes Wash the affected area immediately with plenty of water if come in contact with LEAD or Sulfuric Acid – Wear Suitable Personnel Protection like mask, glove and cap. Research shows that lead toxicity can also occur through skin and scalp. • WEIGHT OF BATTERY • SHOCK LEAD • Can enter in the body by inhalation and ingestion. Absorption by skin contact is very limited • Toxic effect on different part of body: – The central nervous system. – The gastrointestinal tract. – Blood and blood-forming organs. • Effects: – – – – – – Neurological Problems Blood Related Problems Cumulative Effects Decreased Fertility Headache, Anaemia, Palsy, blue line on the gums breakdown of hemoglobin structure 3 LEAD – Control Method • • • • • • • • Elimination Substitution by a Less Hazardous Form Segregation of People from Lead Contamination Reduction of Fume by Controlling High Temperature Working Wet Methods to Control Dust Local Exhaust Ventilation Prohibition of Eating, Smoking or Drinking in Lead Work Areas Personal Protective Equipment 4 SAFE MANUAL HANDLING OF BATTERIES RESPONSIBILITIES- TASK INCHARGE 1. So far as is reasonably practicable Safety of their workers engaged in work under his supervision. 2. So far as is reasonably practicable, for those workers not engaged in the work under his supervision but present in the work area at which that work is being carried out (You need to look beyond the immediate area, at the impact of your action and the environment). 3. All personnel under his Supervision are wearing the provided Personal Protective Equipment in all operations where there is an exposure to hazardous conditions 6 RESPONSIBILITIES 4. Inspection of the worksite before work begins to identify hazards and determine the appropriate prevention system workers have to use, 5. Identification of hazards in each activity and identification/ implementation of required control measures, 6. Carrying out toolbox talks (meetings), before work starts in order to appraise the potential hazards and the relevant safety measures to be taken, 7. Incident Investigation, 8. Implementation and monitoring of HSE procedures 9. Motivation / Enforcement to subordinated for implementation of HSE practices in plant 7 Thank You – Prestolite Cares for you 8