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Radio-Frequency

The Radio-Frequency (RF) Safety Program is managed by the Radiation Safety Office; a subset of the Office of Environmental and Emergency Management (EEM). We are here to ensure that RF use on campus be conducted in a safe manner while regulatory compliance is followed. This section of the website regarding RF sources, covers topics to assist any current, or future, users setting up or maintaining a RF lab installation on campus.

  • Campus RF Policy: outlines the policy for RF safety and defines roles and responsibilities necessary to ensure RF safety (University Policy: Radio Frequency Safety, pdf).

  • RF Safety Training:
      1. Training module: this module is required for all users of the RF emitter as well as anyone in the lab in which it resides. This training will take you through the basics of RF safety and benchmark your progress with an interactive quiz. The passing quiz results are automatically emailed to Radiation_Safety@uml.edu upon completion.
      2. The Radiation Safety Office requires that your Principal Investigator (or designee) conduct a site specific training regarding all hazards of your facility.
  • RF source inventory: Please communicate the following information (if available) to the radiation safety office
      1. Responsible persons contact (name, email, and phone)
      2. Emitter location (building, room, location in room) with maps if available
      3. Emitter specifics (RF use, frequency, max power or max operating power, emitter manual if available)
  • Procedures: If necessary, procedures shall be created for the RF source's safe operation. Please provide a copy to the radiation safety office
  • Hazard analysis: Prior to RF source operation, radiation safety will conduct a hazard analysis of the RF emitter (during operation) with appropriate detectors. Please contact the radiation safety office to arrange a time to visit the space.

NEED HELP?

If you need any assistance with the aforementioned requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us.