Safety equipment that may be required includes:
Safety shoes or boots
Safety glasses, goggles, or face shield
Respirator or filter mask
APPROVED HEARING PROTECTION MUST BE WORN by operator and any personnel within
22 ft. (7 m) of an IHMEE at high idle or within 12 ft. (4 m) of an IHMEE at low idle. Personnel
hearing can be PERMANENTLY DAMAGED if exposed to constant high noise levels of 85 dB (A)
or greater. Personnel exposed to high noise levels shall participate in a hearing conservation program
in accordance with DA PAM 40-501. Hearing loss occurs gradually but becomes permanent over time.
Failure to comply may cause impairment or loss of hearing.
To avoid the risk of hearing damage, approved hearing protection devices must be worn in the situations specified. Personnel
exposed to high noise levels shall participate in a hearing conservation program in accordance with DA Pam 40-501. Hearing
loss occurs gradually, but becomes permanent over time.
To avoid the possibility of personal injury, inspect vehicle carefully each day or shift by walking around it before starting
work. For additional details on PMCS and the walkaround inspection, refer to Para 3-6.
Safety decals are fitted to the IHMEE to raise awareness of potential hazards. Refer to Appendix F for locations of warning
and caution stencils, decals, and data plates.
2-7. ROLLOVER PROTECTION STRUCTURE (ROPS)/FALLING OBJECT PROTECTION
The IHMEE is fitted with a ROPS/FOPS which complies with the requirements of OSHA 1926-1001. The ROPS/FOPS is
designed to protect the operator only during earth-moving operations.
Protection offered by the ROPS/FOPS will be impaired if it is subjected to structural damage. Any damage to the ROPS/FOPS
must be reported to U.S.Army TACOM. Repairs may only be undertaken with the prior written permission of U.S.Army
TACOM. ROPS/FOPS is integral with the chassis, therefore it is not to be modified in any way by welding, bending, drilling,
or cutting except as authorized in writing by U.S. Army TACOM.