BATTERY INSTALLATION - Continued
Wear safety glasses or goggles when checking batteries. Always check
electrolyte level with engine stopped. Do not smoke or use exposed flame
when checking battery; explosive gases are present and severe injury to
personnel can result.
Battery acid (electrolyte) is extremely harmful. Always wear safety goggles
and rubber gloves, and do not smoke when performing maintenance on
batteries. Injury will result if acid contacts skin or eyes. Wear rubber apron
to prevent clothing being damaged. Failure to comply may result in injury or
death to personnel.
Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, bracelets, etc. If jewelry contacts
battery terminal, a direct short may result in instant heating of tools, damage
to equipment, and injury or death to personnel.