If you manufacture or recycle accumulators, you handle various dangerous substances like acids, alkaline solutions, harmful organic electrolytes, hazardous metals and metal oxides. In addition to these biohazards, you have thermal hazards because of possible battery thermal runaways, explosions or physical hazardous like high voltage (>70V).
To protect workers and meet legal requirements, an operative QM system with responsible QM-representatives must be installed. The hazard analysis is continuously checked by auditors and certified trained QMRs in our everyday work.
Yearly voluntary control program confirms that Accurec is industry leader in workers protection at its battery recycling facilities. Index (measurement/safety limit)
Cadmium < 0,1 mg/m3
Dust < 0,1
Plant Mülheim executes a biomonitoring of workers in accordance with standards of International Cadmium Association (ICdA). Published results of more than 10 years attest that Cd exposure at Accurec is one of lowest in all Cd-handling plants in Europe.