An Overview of the Proposed Industrial Hygiene Technical Standard for Non-Ionizing Radiation and Fields for the U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is in the process of developing an industrial hygiene technical standard for non-ionizing radiation (NIR) and fields. The proposed standard aims to establish requirements for the control of occupational exposure to man-made sources of NIR and fields in DOE-owned or -leased facilities and operations. It is by far the most comprehensive standard to date proposed by any federal agency. Covered in the proposed standard is the whole spectrum of NIR and fields, including static electric and magnetic fields, sub-radiofrequency fields, radiofrequency, microwave, infrared, visible and ultraviolet radiation. Both non-coherent and coherent (laser) radiation is considered. Only exposures to NIR and fields from man-made sources, instead of those originating from natural phenomena such as sunlight, are considered.
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