STAC – Identifying & Responding to RF Hot Zones (Best Practices and Guidelines)

Hello STAC Members,

STAC is pleased to announce today the release of a new STAC best practices document: Identifying & Responding to RF Hot Zones (Best Practices and Guidelines).

This document is designed to serve as a field-guide for those who work on or around RF installations and to supplement – but not replace – formal RF Awareness training. Some of the main topics this document reviews include:

  • What is RF?
  • Biological Effects
  • Safety Code 6
  • Exposure Levels
  • Precautionary Approach
  • Standard Job Site Precautions
  • Personal RF Monitors
  • Additional or Alternative Protective Measures
  • Identifying RF Emitting Equipment
  • Identifying Damage to Equipment
  • Installing New Equipment
  • Working on Existing Installations
  • Exposure Warning Signs
  • Post-Exposure Response
  • Reporting
  • Flagging the Hazard

STAC would like to take this opportunity to highlight the incredible contributions of the project team members who worked very hard to complete this document over the past year.

In particular, STAC would like to thank Deanna Spring (WSP), Dan Renaud (Telecon) and Sam Fadlallah (Rogers) for the countless hours they each put into this project as the document’s primary authors. Neill Harlen (Interfax Systems) and Gordon Lyman (eSystem Training Solutions) also played invaluable roles during the review and editing processes.

Click here or on the image below to download the full document