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2013


Making Battery Safety Data Sheets Actually Useful to the User

Stephen W. McCluer



In 2011, the USA harmonized its system of classifying hazardous substances with the European GHS system. The former MSDS is now known simply as a “Safety Data Sheet” (SDS). An IEEE working group is trying to develop a guideline for consistently identifying the hazardous materials in a battery SDS, to include information that is actually beneficial to everyone. This session describes some of the issues that they are grappling with.


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