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 U.S. lead battery industry also sets the bar high for worker safety, striving to continually advance its practices to protect workers, communities and the environment.
U.S. battery manufacturing operates under extremely rigorous and extensive worker and environmental protection standards. The world trusts lead batteries to provide 75 percent of rechargeable battery capacity, including uses in vital industries such as public and private transportation, warehouse and industrial operations and critical communications equipment.
Manufacturers put occupational health first and meet 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.