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IEEE C95.7-2014

IEEE Recommended Practice for Radio Frequency Safety Programs, 3 kHz to 300 GHz

Elements of a radio frequency (RF) exposure safety program that provide reasonable and adequate guidance for preventing exposures in excess of recognized limits to electromagnetic fields from RF sources that operate in the frequency range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz are described in IEEE Std C95.7(TM)-2014. The means for accomplishing this are classifying exposure locations into one of four categories based on the potential hazard, as defined by exposure limits, and specifying appropriate controls for each category. Such controls include engineering and administrative controls as well as the use of personal protective equipment, placement of appropriate RF safety signage, designation of restricted access areas, the use of personal RF monitors, and RF safety awareness training. These recommendations are not intended to apply to the purposeful exposure of patients by or under the direction of medical practitioners, but can be used in the development of safety programs for medical staff and other persons working with or incidentally exposed to RF fields, and for those wearing implanted or external medical electronic devices. Although designed to complement IEEE Std C95.1(TM), this recommended practice may also be used for the development of programs to ensure conformance with other guidelines, standards, or regulations for controlling human exposure to electromagnetic energy as well as IEEE Std C95.6(TM) in which case, appropriate modifications will be necessary to address the low frequency region addressed by IEEE Std C95.6(TM). (The PDF of this standards is available at no charge thru the "IEEE Get Program"

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SASB/SCC39 - SCC39 - International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety
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IEEE-SASB Coordinating Committees
Sponsor Committee
SASB/SCC39 - SCC39 - International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety
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Working Group
SC2 - SC2 - Terminology, Units of Measurements and Hazard Communications Working Group
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IEEE Program Manager
Patricia Roder
Working Group Chair
Richard Tell


IEEE Draft Standard for Electromagnetic Energy Safety Programs, 0 Hz to 300 GHz

The required elements for developing, implementing, and administering effective electromagnetic energy (EME) safety programs (SPs) to achieve compliance with applicable human exposure limits are specified. Concomitant EME hazards, such as those caused by interference to medical devices, ignition of flammable atmospheres, and detonation of explosive devices, are also addressed. Well-established safety processes are used to manage potential EME hazards from known EME sources in the 0 Hz to 300 GHz frequency range. SP elements for identifying EME hazard locations, implementing needed controls, and training personnel, are included. Additional descriptions and examples of the SP elements and various factors that can be helpful when assessing potential hazards and creating SPs are annexed.

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