News | September 20, 2022

Industry Strengthens Voluntary Worker Health Program To Maintain High Standards of Employee Health and Safety

Quote on aiming higher to keep employees safe

Four associations representing the lead and lead battery industries have agreed to strengthen the industry’s voluntary employee health program to maintain low employee blood levels.

The International Lead Association, Battery Council International, the association of European automotive and industrial battery manufacturers (EUROBAT) and the Association of Battery Recyclers have voluntarily recommitted to the industry’s continuous improvement goal that no worker should have a blood lead level above 20 micrograms per decilitre by the end of 2025, and committed to continuous improvement in worker blood lead levels.

The target set by the associations exceeds current regulatory requirements in the United States and Europe, and it reconfirms the industry’s commitment to employee health and safety.

Mark DeLaquil, General Counsel of ABR said, “The battery recycling community is committed to safe, responsible recycling to make our communities stronger and our future more sustainable. Voluntarily updating the employee blood lead level reduction program demonstrates that commitment. We collectively believe it is not enough to simply meet minimum regulatory requirements for lead exposure. We’re aiming higher. Through industry collaboration, we’re redefining those standards and raising the bar to advance worker health and safety programs for the greater good.”

Click below to read the full story “Industry Bodies Recommit Themselves to Lowering Blood Lead Levels by 2025’” by Batteries International Magazine.