Non-Ionizing Radiation

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Jan 2014

Ultraviolet Light Safety Guidelines

http://www.safety.rochester.edu/ih/uvlight.html

This fact sheet on ultraviolet light safety guidelines was developed by University of Rochester for staff.

(University of Rochester)
Jan 2014

UV Safety presentation by Case Western Environmental Health and Safety

https://www.case.edu/ehs/Training/UV/

This presentation was developed by Case Western EHS for internal training, and addresses UV A, B and C exposure in the lab or workplace including UV-Germicidal.

(Case Western University)
Apr 2011

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Non-Ionizing Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiation_nonionizing/index.html

Non-ionizing radiation is described as a series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light. Non-ionizing radiation includes the spectrum of ultraviolet (UV), visible light, infrared (IR), microwave (MW), radio frequency (RF), and extremely low frequency (ELF). Lasers commonly operate in the UV, visible, and IR frequencies.

(OSHA)
Aug 2006

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/elfradiation/

Extremely low frequency (ELF) fields includes alternating current (AC) fields and other electromagnetic, non-ionizing radiation from 1 Hz to 300 Hz. ELF fields at 60 Hz are produced by power lines, electrical wiring, and electrical equipment.

(OSHA)
Aug 2006

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emf

This topic page addresses NIOSH research on protecting workers from proven and possible EMF health risks and provides access to NIOSH publications.

(NIOSH)
May 2003

Radio Frequency Safety

http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/rf-faqs.html

Frequently asked questions about the safety of radiofrequency (RF) and microwave emissions from transmitters and facilities regulated by the FCC.

(FCC)
May 2003

EMFs in the Workplace

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emf2.html

Everyone in our modern society is exposed to the electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) that surround all electric devices. Recently, scientific studies have raised questions about the possible health effects of EMFs. This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about EMFs in the workplace.

(NIOSH)
May 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/index.html

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration addresses what standards apply to radiofrequency and microwave radiation, health effects related to exposure, examples of safety programs and more.

(OSHA)