Chemical Safety Days
Lithium-Ion Battery Emergency Preparedness and Response
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (HEER), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), industry, first responders, and other interested constituencies are partnering to provide free overarching Lithium-Ion Battery Emergency Preparedness and Response training, as well as a tabletop exercise based on a Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) incident scenario. Registrants will receive meeting location and other logistical information once it is finalized (see links below).
Audience: Public safety and industry first responders, facility leaders and owners, Local Emergency Response Committee members and other interested parties.
Objective: To learn about Lithium-Ion Batteries including potential hazards, fire-related response approaches and how to appropriately address, transport and dispose of waste generated by a fire event. The day is designed to help participants familiarize themselves with the Lithium-Ion Battery emergency response process; gain connections with local industrial, first responders, and government personnel; and encourage facilities and first responders to evaluate their emergency response practices. The training and exercises will be a no-fault environment with a focus on emergency preparedness and response efforts aimed at preventing or minimizing the impacts of incidents and will not involve enforcement personnel.
Kauai Registration Link (click date): June 13
Oahu Registration Link (click date): June 15
Maui Registration Link (click date): June 19
Kona Registration Link (click date): June 21
Hilo Registration Link (click date): June 22
Questions? Contact Bill Jones, [email protected], 619-806-6737
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