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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 16. Control of Hazardous Substances
Article 109. Hazardous Substances and Processes

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§ 5184. Storage Battery Systems.

(a) Scope and Application. This section applies to stationary storage battery systems, used for standby power, emergency power, or uninterrupted power supplies.
(b) Definitions. For the purposes of this section and Section 5185, the following shall apply:
Battery System means a system which consists of three interconnected subsystems: a battery, a battery charger, and a collection of rectifiers, inverters, converters, and associated electrical equipment as required for a particular application.
Stationary Storage Battery means a group of electrochemical cells interconnected to supply a nominal voltage of DC power to a suitably connected electrical load, designed for service in a permanent location. After discharge, it may be restored to a fully charged condition by an electric current flowing in a direction opposite to the flow of current when the battery is discharged.
(c) Storage battery systems shall meet the applicable requirements of Section 5185 as well as the requirements of this section.
(d) Battery systems shall contain approved equipment, devices and/or procedures which preclude, detect and control failure.
(e) Safety caps shall be maintained in proper working order.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 7-30-2015; operative 10-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 31). For prior history, see Register 87, No. 51.

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