Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Safe Packaging and Transportation of Lithium Batteries: What You Need to Know

This webinar is a great opportunity to educate yourself and your frontline employees on safe packaging and transporting of lithium batteries. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting this webinar and we highly recommend you participate. Lithium batteries are key to our modern connected world, from our cellphones and computers to our cars (and not just electric cars) and have an increasing role in storing electricity for the electric grid. But, used lithium batteries aren’t exactly like the used alkaline or lead acid batteries that many are used to working with. Because of the battery’s level of charge and the materials that are inside of it, special preparation is needed when shipping these batteries to be refurbished or recycled. On this webinar participants will learn how to prevent, reduce or eliminate risks of fire or explosions from the improper packaging, marking, labeling, or recycling of lithium batteries.

This webinar is scheduled for January 23, 2020, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST.

If you have any questions on this webinar or if you need any transportation safety assistance, contact ISRI’s Transportation Safety Director, Commodor Hall.

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