Occupational Safety and Health Series, No. 71

Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers: A practical guide

This book provides basic guidance on working conditions and procedures that will lead to higher standards of safety for all personnel engaged in the operation and use of radio frequency heaters and sealers. It is intended in particular for the use of competent authorities, employers and workers and in general all persons in charge of occupational safety and health.

Topics covered:
- Radiofrequency and electromagnetic radiation, sources, exposure and energy absorption
- RF biological effects
- Occupational RF exposure standards and guidelines
- Exposure assessment
- Control technology
- Work practices and administrative controls
- Design and installation considerations
- Medical surveillance