Remedies of Injuries. Refer to FM 21-11, First Aid for Soldiers, for first aid treatments of injured personnel. For
any injury, always seek medical attention immediately. The following first aid procedure should be done to prevent further
injury until medical attention is available.
OVERCOME BY EXHAUST GASES OR TOXIC FUMES. Expose victim to fresh air. If necessary,
administer artificial respiration. Keep victim warm. Do not permit physical exertion. Seek medical
Eyes. Flush with cold water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
Internal. Drink large amounts of milk or water. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg or
External. Flush with cold water until all acid has been removed.
Clothing or Vehicle. Wash with cold water at once. Neutralize battery acid with baking soda or
household ammonia, refer to TM 9-6140-200-14.
FOREIGN OBJECT IN EYE. Do not attempt to remove object. Object may cause cuts and abrasions.
Close eye and seek medical attention immediately.
Personnel Precautions. Observe all warnings listed in this manual. Basic safety precautions are listed
before the procedures to which they apply. WARNING labels have also been put on the forklift to provide instructions and
identify specific hazards, which if not heeded, could cause bodily injury or death. The word WARNING appears in this
technical manual to alert you to situations that could cause you injury. Other general safety precautions to follow are:
USE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Protect your eyes against acid burns and foreign
objects. Operate forklift only when necessary to keep sound levels down and prevent hearing loss.
Guard your skin from burns, rashes and toxic substances that are absorbed through the skin.
STAY CLEAR OF MOVING PARTS. Remove watches, rings and other jewelry that could catch in
moving parts and cause injury. Keep hands, feet and clothing away from all machinery in motion.
USE CARE IN THE HANDLING OF FLAMMABLE MATERIALS. Notify others in the area that you are
handling flammables. Know emergency procedures in case of accident or fire.