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Use material safety data sheets.

What you don't know about lithium battery handling could hurt you. So read the material safety data sheet (MSDS) on lithium batteries before you handle them.

Where do you get an MSDS? Glad you asked!

Log on to the Internet and go to: http://www.dlis.dla.mil/hmirsl

Once at the web site, click on:

HMIRS Registration Forms

Download the registration form, fill it in and then send it in. You'll get an email back with a user ID. Once you have the ID, you can click on:

Connect to HMIRS

From there, you can search by stock number, part number, CAGE code or contract number for the MSDS you need.

If you have questions about a battery MSDS, email: AMSEL-SF@maill.monmouth.army.mil

If you have trouble accessing the web site, contact DLIS: DUS-Support@dlis.dla.mil

Or call them at DSN 661-7766 or (877) 352-2255. Don't have access to the Internet and need an MSDS in a hurry? Call DSN 987-7445 or (732) 427-7445.
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Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2006
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