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TM 10-3930-664-24 1-22. SAFETY PROCEDURES. a. 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. (1) 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 attention immediately. (2) CHEMICAL BURNS. (a) Eyes.  Flush with cold water for 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention immediately. (b) Internal.    Drink  large  amounts  of  milk  or  water.    Follow  with  milk  of  magnesia,  beaten  egg  or vegetable oil. (c) External.  Flush with cold water until all acid has been removed. (d) 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. (3) FOREIGN OBJECT IN EYE.  Do not attempt to remove object.  Object may cause cuts and abrasions. Close eye and seek medical attention immediately. b. 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: (1) 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. (2) 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. (3) 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. 1-33

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