RF Energy Exposure Awareness and Control Information
and Operational Instructions for Occupational Use
Operational Warnings (Continued)
Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
(Explosive atmospheres refers to hazard classified locations that may contain
hazardous gas, vapors, or dusts.)
Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere
unless it is a portable radio type especially qualified for use in such areas as
Intrinsically Safe (for example, Factory Mutual, CSA, UL, or CENELEC).
DO NOT remove, install, or charge batteries in such areas. Sparks in a potentially
explosive atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even
The areas with potentially explosive atmospheres referred to above include fueling
areas such as below decks on boats, fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, and
areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or metal
powders. Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are often, but not always,
Blasting Caps and Blasting Areas
To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off your radio when you
are near electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in areas posted: "Turn off two-
way radio." Obey all signs and instructions.
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