Do you know if there is a requirement for explosion proof cell phones and pagers. I am concerned about employees working in a Class 1, Division 1 atmosphere. Employees working in a hazardous location are required to carry either a cell phone or pager for health reasons. Thank you for your attention to this.
I found this post while searching for information on cell phone use around car fuel dispensers. Anyone have any more info about this? I have heard that it (cell phone use) could cause a fire while filling, like that horror story about using a plastic container laying in the back of a pickup. Any links to the true stories here?
Thanks, Rick Miell
Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers?#76905 03/11/0305:41 PM03/11/0305:41 PM
You might try contactacting Mine Safety & Health Administration and see if they know of a "permissible" pager & cell phone. Permissible is their wy of saying it won't ignite a methane/air mixture. http://www.msha.gov/
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers?#76906 03/12/0303:06 PM03/12/0303:06 PM
Oil companies are extremely concerned about cell phone use and gas pumps. I forget which company but a major oil company has had several deaths that I know of attributed to cell phones ringing. If you notice your surrondings while fueling up, you'll notice a decal telling you to shut off cell phone before fueling. Haven't heard of a pager problem.
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Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers?#76907 03/12/0304:01 PM03/12/0304:01 PM