Personnel performing instructions involving operations, procedures, and practices which are includedor implied in this technical manual shall observe the following instructions. Disregard of thesewarnings and precautionary information can cause serious injury, death, or an aborted mission.WARNING, CAUTIONS, and NOTES are means of attracting attention to essential or criticalinformation in a manual. Definitions are outlined as follows.WARNING: An operating or maintenance procedure, practice, condition, statement, etc. , which ifnot strictly observed, could result in injury to or death of personnel.CAUTION: An operating or maintenance procedure, practice, condition, statement, etc. , which if notstrictly observed, could result in damage to, or destruction of, equipment or loss of missioneffectiveness or long term health hazards to personnel.NOTE: An essential operating or maintenance procedure, condition, or statement, which must behighlighted.
Electrical power up to 500 volts is used in testing the equipment. Exercise extreme caution during these tests.
All switches and electrical equipment shall be of the enclosed explosion-proof type. All metal apparatus shall begrounded to avoid the danger of igniting test fluid fumes or creating electrical shock.
Standard precautions such as fire prevention and adequate ventilation shall be exercised when using solvents orapplying primer and coating.Wear gloves or gauntlets when handling solvents as solvents may cause skin disorders.Cements and solvents used to repair liferafts are flammable and shall be treated as such. Never smoke or permit anytype of open flame near when using cements or solvents.Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) vapor is heavier than air; adequate ventilation shall be provided for workingpersonnel. Dichloromethane (methyene chloride) is toxic when vapors are inhaled over an extended period of time.Acrylic monomer and polymer base adhesive, MIL-A-8576, contains a volatile liquid which may prove toxic when vaporsare inhaled over extended periods. Use only with adequate ventilation.Observe fire precautions when using aliphatic naphtha, Federal Specification TT-N-95.