NOTE: 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, areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust
or metal powders, and any other area where you would normally be advised to turn
off your vehicle engine. Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are often but
not always posted.
• BLASTING CAPS AND 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.
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 touch 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