Personnel performing Instructions involving operations, procedures, and practices which are included or implied in this
technical manual shall observe the following Instructions. Disregard of these warnings and precautionary information can
cause serious Injury, death, or an aborted mission.
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES are means of attracting attention to essential or critical information in a manual.
Definitions are outlined as follows:
WARNING: An operating or maintenance procedure, practice, condition, statement, etc., which if not strictly observed,
could result in injury or death of personnel.
CAUTION: An operating or maintenance procedure, practice, condition, statement, etc., which if not strictly observed,
could result in damage to, or destruction of, equipment or loss of mission effectiveness or long term health hazards to
NOTE. An essential operating or maintenance procedure, condition, or statement, which must be highlighted.
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.
grounded to avoid the danger of Igniting test fluid fumes or creating electrical shock.
All metal apparatus shall be
Standard precautions such as fire prevention and adequate ventilation shall be exercised when using solvents or
applying 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 any
type of open flame near when using cements or solvents.
Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) vapor is heavier than air; adequate ventilation shall be provided for working
personnel. Dichloromethane (methylene 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 vapors
are inhaled over extended periods. Use only with adequate ventilation.
Observe fire precautions when using aliphatic naphtha, Federal Specification TT-N-95.