Lead-acid batteries contain hydrogen-oxygen gases than can be explosive and sulfuric acid that can cause severe burns.
To help avoid risk of danger and injury, observe these precautions when handling or working with a lead-acid battery: Whenever you’re handling or working with a lead-acid battery, consult your vehicle and battery owners’ manual for instructions and safety precautions. Wear safety glasses or goggles and a face shield. Wear proper clothing to protect your face, hands and body.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Make sure work area is well-ventilated
Never lean over battery while boosting, testing or charging
Cigarettes, flames or sparks could cause a battery to explode.
Keep all ignition sources away from the battery.
Do not charge or use booster cables or adjust post connections without proper instructions and training.
Acid in the batteries are highly corrosive. Always were a safety glass and golves during maintenance.
Do not shake the batteries or lean too much which causes the acid go out from gas exit holes.
Emergency Action ;
In the event of skin or eye contact , rinse profusely with water.
Remove any contaminated clothing.
Swallowing : Drink volumes of water or milk. In all cases seek for medical attention.
Batteries in operation release hydrogen and oxygen gases which are highly flammable.
Do not throw the batteries in the dustbins. Give them to the authorised people in battery collection points. Batteries, battery acid , lead and lead compounds must be disposed of in accordance with :