RF Energy Exposure Awareness and Control Information
and Operational Instructions for Occupational Use
Operational Cautions
Hazard Locations (Intrinsically) Safe Radio Information
The Intrinsically safe approval unit refers to a product that has been approved as intrinsically safe by an
approval agency (for example FM Approvals, CSA, UL, or Cenelec) and certifies that a particular product
meets the Agency's applicable intrinsic safety standards for specific types of hazardous classified
locations. A portable radio that has been approved for intrinsic safety will have Approval label attached to
the radio to identify the unit as being Approved for specified hazardous atmospheres. This label specifies
the hazardous Class/Division/Group along with the part number of the battery that must be used. The
Intrinsically Safe Approval Label will be located on the portable radio unit.
DO NOT use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes
into contact with your skin, a minor burn can result.
All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury, such as burns, if a conductive
material such as jewelry, keys, or beaded chains touches exposed terminals. The conductive
material may complete an electrical circuit (short circuit) and become quite hot. Exercise care
in handling any charged battery, particularly when placing it inside a pocket, purse, or other
container with metal objects.
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