Care and Precautions in Handling

well trained troops. All types of mines must be handled with care at all times.

a. As fuzes, primers, detonators, activators and firing devices contain particularly sensitive explosives, protect boxes containing these items against shock, friction and high temperatures. Ground to prevent accumulation of static electricity.

b. Protect mines and components in their packings against moisture.

c. Raise packed mines stacked in the open on dunnage. Cover with double thickness of paulin. Leave enough space all around stack for circulation of air. Support paulins so as to provide 12inch space between top layer of mines and paulins.

d. Do not open packing boxes containing mines or components within 100 feet of any magazine, or at any ammunition dump. Preferably, in unpacking and repacking operations, use safety non-sparking tools made of copper or wood.

e. Do not remove safety pins, safety forks, safety clips and similar devices for preventing initiation of mine while being handled, until just

Laying APERS and AT mines and installing anti-removal devices, boobytrapping and improvisations are specialized operations performed only by

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