RF Energy Exposure Awareness and Control Information
and Operational Instructions for Occupational Use
When instructed to do so, turn off your radio when on board an aircraft. Any use of a radio must be in
accordance with applicable regulations per airline crew instructions.
Pacemakers, Defibrillators or other Implanted Medical Devices
Persons with pacemakers, Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) or other active implantable
medical devices (AIMD) should:
• Consult with their physicians regarding the potential risk of interference from radio frequency
transmitters, such as portable radios (poorly shielded medical devices may be more susceptible to
• Turn the radio OFF immediately if they have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place.
• Do not carry the radio in a chest pocket or near the implantation site, and carry or use the radio on the
opposite side of their body from the implantable device to minimize the potential for interference.
Some digital wireless radios may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you
may want to consult your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is
adequately shielded from RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this