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Electric Vehicle Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries introduce new health and safety hazards for workplaces

The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing, and Ontario is fast becoming a leader.

While some have a good understanding of EV battery safety (e.g. battery and vehicle manufacturers), it is a relatively new hazard for many, including auto parts suppliers, auto repair shops, collision and body service providers and auto recyclers.

To address this, WSPS collaborated with industry groups and associations to identify the hazards associated with working on or around EV lithium-ion batteries. Our findings are captured in two new resources, intended to help businesses and employers – anticipate and manage risks in their workplace.

Published April 3, 2024

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