Why are electrical and battery charging safety signs and labels important? The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety explains that the two primary risks are from hydrogen gas formed when the battery is being charged and the sulfuric acid in the battery fluid. Recharging batteries generates hydrogen gas that’s explosive in certain concentrations in air, so adequate ventilation is essential to prevent an explosion. Also, no flame, burning cigarette, or other source of ignition should be permitted in the recharging area.*
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