Lead: Battery Manufacturing eTool
Plate Processing » Parting
Grids are commonly produced and pasted as pairs called pasted plates or panels. They must be separated before the battery can be built. The major source of lead exposure in the parting process comes as a result of the grids being handled incorrectly, such as resting them against the body or handling them in unventilated areas, which causes particles to become airborne when plates are cut or broken.