The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and OARA held an EV Roundtable with invited stakeholders in late March 2023. The event is summarized HERE.
ARC completed a project in late 2022 with Natural Resources Canada to produce an EV Industry Roadmap. The document highlights the industry’s current knowledge and use of EV’s along with the gaps that exist that need to be addressed.
The Automotive Retailers Association and their BC Auto Recyclers Division have released their EVFriendly Program to train and certify the Automotive Recycling Industry.
The Automotive Retailers Association and their BC Auto Recyclers Division, in partnership with WorkSafeBC, have developed health and safety guidelines for the safe handling of electric vehicles and high voltage batteries.
- OHS Responsibilities and Industry-Supported Safe Work Practices for the Handling, Dismantling, Storage and Transportation of Electric Vehicles and High Voltage Batteries
- Moving a Hybrid or BEV Manually on the Ground or with a Forklift
- Dismantling a Hybrid or BEV and Removing HV Battery
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) have updated their Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Guide. This Guide will train your team to safely process potentially dangerous material and avoid the hazards they create so they can make the best choices when dismantling these vehicles in your facility! You can access the Guide here – ARA University.
The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) Responsible Battery Work Group provides a forum for automakers and suppliers to work together to advance responsible management of advanced vehicle batteries. SP has collected a variety of publicly available resources that may be helpful to recyclers, re-purposers and other stakeholders seeking additional information regarding proper handling and disposal of end-of-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries. You can access these resource here – Suppliers Partnership.
In July 2023, SP produced a Guidance Document: EV Battery Safe Handling and Storage, in a collaborative effort to enhance safety measures and promote responsible handling of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
The National Fire Protection Association has courses for first responders that have good relevancy for auto recyclers – https://www.nfpa.org/EV.
The NFPA also has a good summary of the OEM Emergency Response Guides generated for First Responders, which is some of the critical base information to begin to understand the risks of dismantling a vehicle.
ISRI (Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries) has developed High Voltage Electric Vehicle Technology Training For Recycling Professionals – https://evsafetytraining.talentlms.com/index