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Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation Hazard Awareness Training W1001T

$79.00 each

SSR Online Educational Series

Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation
Hazard Awareness Training

Friday November 18, 2011 @ 9:00 am (Central)

Presented by Citca Training & Certification Academy

Course Overview:

This course is designed to provide awareness information on Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation hazards associated with completing work on telecommunications towers and equipment.  This course is recommended for telecommunications tower climbers and safety personnel.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the differences between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • Identify and recognize the hazards of RF-Microwave Radiation and understand the health effects associated with exposure
  • Learn applicable regulations, standards, and industry guidelines affecting work practices (FCC, OSHA, ANSI, AIHA, ACGIH, etc.)
  • Describe the key components of an effective RF-Microwave Safety Program


Course Content:

   Basic Definitions

  •     Electromagnetic spectrum        
  •     Ionizing vs. non-ionizing radiation        
  •     Radiofrequency and microwave radiation        
  •     Exposure – controlled vs. uncontrolled

   Health Effects of RF-Microwave Radiation

  •     Thermal
  •     Non-thermal
  •     Other related effects
  •     Associated risk factors

   RF-Microwave Protection and Safe Work Practices       

  •      Safe distances and shielding
  •      Warning signs
  •      Safe work practices
  •      Personal Protective Equipment

    Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines

  •     Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  •     Applicable OSHA regulations
  •     Consensus standards and guidelines (ANSI, AIHA, ACGIH, etc.)
  •     Other agencies and organizations

     Elements of the Hazard Control Program

  •     Assignment of responsibility for RF safety
  •     Written policies and procedures
  •     Qualified/Competent Person hazard evaluations / surveillance
  •     Identification and Control of RF-MW hazard areas
  •     Enforced safe work practices
  •     Employee training and participation programs
  •     Medical surveillance
  •     Scheduled program reviews and updates


Course Materials and Documentation:

Attendees receive course handouts following the presentation and a RF-Microwave Safety Awareness certificate. 




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