02/12/2019

Preventing Fire and/or Explosion Injury from Small and Wearable Lithium Battery Powered Devices

Lithium ion batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smart
phones, laptops, scooters, e-cigarettes, smoke alarms, toys, and even cars.
Small and wearable electronic devices used in workplaces (e.g., body cameras)
rely on a power source that stores a high amount of energy in a small space
(i.e., high energy density). While lithium batteries are normally safe, they
may cause injury if they are designed with defects, made of low quality
materials, assembled incorrectly, used or recharged improperly, or damaged.

The Us-American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently
released a safety and health bulletin on preventing fire and/or explosion
injury from small and wearable lithium battery powered devices. It discusses
hazards (physical impacts, damages, wrong charging), as well as necessary
precautions and training meausres.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration