Lithium Battery Safety in Health Care Facilities

Published: 01/25/2023

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

A recent article in ASHE’s Health Facilities Management Magazine raises awareness about fire safety issues related to micromobility devices in health care facilities. While the use of these devices (e.g., electronic bikes, scooters, single-wheeled skateboards) are usually prohibited within health care facilities, patients and staff may rely on them to commute to and from the facility, storing them and possibly even charging them within the facility.

These micromobility devices, along with oth

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