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Safety Requirements for Batteries and Battery Rooms

Do you know how to prevent hazards, such as getting burned by acid, when in a battery room?

Article 320 of NFPA 70E provides safety requirements for working on and around storage batteries. As with other Articles in this standard, it takes a concept approach rather than a highly detailed, prescriptive approach. This fact becomes clear at the outset, when you read the Informational Note under the Scope [320.1]. It lists not just two or three other standards, but eleven.

These other standards provide “additional information on best practices for working with exposed stat

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