BATTERY CABLES REPLACEMENT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Removal, Cleaning and Inspection, Installation
Grease, Automotive and Artillery, GAA (Item 20,
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's (Item 128, WP 0289
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must be worn when working around bat-
teries. DO NOT smoke, use open flame, make sparks, or create other ignition sources around bat-
teries. If a battery is giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury to personnel. Remove all
jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery termi-
nal, a direct short will result in instant heating, damage to equipment, and injury to personnel.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If battery corrosion or electrolyte
makes contact with skin, eyes or clothing, take immediate action to stop the corrosive burning
effects. Failure to follow these procedures may result in death or serious injury to personnel.
Eyes. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical attention
Skin. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek medical
attention as required.
Internal. If corrosion or electrolyte is ingested, drink large amounts of water or milk.
Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Seek medical attention
Clothing/Equipment. Wash area with large amounts of cold water. Neutralize acid with
baking soda or household ammonia.