Tower work is one of the hardest and most important jobs in the world. These men and women who do this job help connect every one of us each day! So Hug a Tower Worker Today!
You may wonder, why is tower work so hard and hazardous?
In this series, we start with RF exposure and a few questions that may resonate with our expert Tower Workers.
What are the dangers of RF Exposure?
Exposure to sufficiently high levels of RF EMR can heat biological tissue and potentially cause tissue damage.
For most workers, Radiofrequency radiation isn’t something to be overly concerned about. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), low levels of RF radiation aren’t considered hazardous.
However, RF radiation levels produced by and in the proximity of telecommunications equipment, sensors, radio, TV cellular antennas, etc. can pose a considerable health risk for workers.
Who develops exposure limits for RF Safety?
The FCC has developed limits for human exposure, known as Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) limits, in consultation with numerous other federal agencies. Several organizations, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) have issued recommendations for human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields.
Who is RF Safety Training geared for?
Our LBA University courses are ideal for RF techs, installers, engineers, analysts, and anyone else who is interested in the biological effects of RF energy, Ionizing versus non-ionizing EME, FCC’s Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) standards, OSHA and industry RF Compliance.
For all you Tower Workers, we love ya!