Safe & Trusted Technology

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Lead batteries are a safe, reliable and trusted technology for everyday energy storage. The lead battery industry is one of the most highly regulated and monitored industries in the U.S. Many newer energy storage chemistries do not have the safety track record that lead batteries have maintained.

Safe for Employees

U.S. battery manufacturing operates under extremely rigorous and extensive worker and environmental protection standards. The lead battery industry puts employee health and safety first, meeting or going above and beyond strict environmental and workplace regulations. They consistently exceed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards by providing progressive safety training, on-site hygiene facilities and modern safety equipment.

The industry is recognized by The Sustainability Consortium for its strong record on worker health and safety.

The U.S. lead battery industry strives to continually advance its practices to protect workers, communities and the environment. The industry has made substantial voluntary investments in progressive safety training, on-site hygiene, modern equipment and advanced engineering controls.

Safe for Communities

The lead battery industry strives to continually advance processes to protect communities and the environment. Air emissions from lead battery production and recycling are each less than 1% of total U.S. lead emissions.

The lead battery industry has developed a Global Material Stewardship Program to share best practices in the responsible management of lead throughout the lifecycle of automotive and industrial batteries worldwide.

Lead battery safety for data center applications

Safe for Diverse Applications

Lead batteries have a long history of being the most reliable, safe and trusted technology available for energy storage. Unlike newer battery technologies, lead batteries have more than a century of safe use in vital industries such as transportation, communication, security, marine, nuclear, medical and aviation. The world entrusts 50% of its rechargeable energy storage needs to lead batteries.

Lead batteries operate reliably at wide-ranging temperatures from hot desert conditions to cold arctic environments. This is one of the many reasons why lead are one of the preferred solutions for data center uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.

What Does Employee Safety Mean to the Lead Battery Industry?

Watch this short video and hear from lead battery industry employees to find out.

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