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START ENGINE (ABOVE 40
Engine exhaust gas can kill or poison you. Make sure power plant access panels are closed tight
before you start engine. Do not run engine indoors without very good fresh air flow. Keep
power plant access cover closed when you run engine. Check for the smell of exhaust fumes. If
you notice any fumes, open doors and turn on vent fans.
Personnel could be killed if ammunition or other cargo gets into engine compartment. Do not
operate carrier without rear engine access panels and plywood protector installed.
Noise from carrier or weapons can damage hearing of personnel in carrier. All personnel in
carrier MUST WEAR DOUBLE HEARING PROTECTION when carrier is operated. Hearing
protection devices must be properly worn to provide effective protection.
If DOUBLE HEARING PROTECTION is not worn, the safe level of noise exposure will be
exceeded in a short time. Hearing loss occurs gradually. Each noise exposure that exceeds the
ear protection guidelines will cause a temporary hearing loss. Over time, loss of hearing will
become permanent. Plan each days operation, and be sure all crew and riders have the required
ear protectors. Spare foam earplugs must be available.
Do the Before (B) Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (WP 0057 00) each day when you start the engine for
the first time.