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You’ve recently replaced the old batteries in your corporate laptop pool, and you now have thirty worn-out laptop batteries in your office. How should you dispose of these old batteries?

A) Follow the directions from the MSDS

B) The company that sells the new batteries is legally required to accept the old batteries in return

C) Call the manufacturer sales department for instructions

D) Ask the cleaning crew to throw it out with the rest of the daily trash

E) Build a full-size replica of the Stargate from discarded laptop batteries

The answer: A) Follow the directions from the MSDS

The Material Safety Data Sheet is a document that ships with all products that contain hazardous materials. The MSDS contains information about disposal and instructions for safely using the products. The MSDS also includes material-specific first aid procedures.

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