What do you know about the risk picture related to work with electromagnetic fields? Are you familiar with the relevant regulations, and do you know what requirements are placed on the employer?
This Risks related to electromagnetic fields (EMF), and the employer's responsibility free webinar is suitable for employers, HR personnel and training coordinators who want to know more about the requirements that are imposed by EMF exposure, as well as personnel who want to know more about risks related to EMF.
EU guide - appendix 'B' - for the implementation of the EMF directive for example on the measurement of contact current.
Yes. The air contains free electrons and ions under normal conditions. A strong electric field will create a force field that acts on free electrons and ions. The charged particles collide with each other. And we get corona.
The Norwegian authorities have chosen to follow the recommendations of ICNIRP, which is a health organization linked to the UN system.
See Appendix 5 to 7
A standard working day is 8 hours = "Occupational exposure". ICNIRP, the Norwegian Occupational Safety and Health Authority etc. say that when a worker moves out of the electric field (after the end of the working day), the body starts again the next day. There is thus no restriction on the number of days as long as you stay below the measure values.
If the body (Torso) is exposed to electric fields of the order of 10-20 kV/m, the employee must receive training/information, and the employer must take measures against spark discharge and (continuous) contact current (must be less than 1 mA).
If the body is exposed to electric fields higher than the upper measure value (20 kV/m), measures must be taken. One measure is the use of Faraday clothing.
The answers have been prepared by customer advisor Rolf Kinck and senior instructor Rune Øverland.