Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Awareness Program for the Cell Tower Construction Industry

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The Center for Construction Research and Training Radiofrequency Cell Tower Radiation Awareness Program for the Construction Industry

The Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Awareness Program for the Construction Industry
By The Center for Construction Research and Training

The Center for Construction Research and Training together with the Roofing r2p Partnership and the RF Radiation Work Group, have developed the Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Awareness Program for the Construction Industry, intended to raise construction contractors’ and workers’ awareness of the potential risk, how to identify the hazard, and steps to work safely.

The program consists of the following:

 

Cell Tower Radiation Awareness Program
Hazard Alert Card: RF Radiation – An invisible danger (available in Spanish)
Cell Tower Radiation Awareness Program
Toolbox Talk: RF Radiation Awareness (available in Spanish)
Cell Tower Radiation Awareness Program
Guide: Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Awareness Guide for the Construction Industry — This Guide builds on the information covered in the presentation by providing additional details on how to assess the hazard, find regulations and guidance documents, determine if an RF generating device is present, and find protective equipment.  

Full details of the program are found at The Center for Construction Research and Training Website.

Read the Safety and Health Magazine article on the Program at  Construction safety group aims to raise awareness of RF radiation exposure

Click on the following for quick access to specific sections of the Guide:

Sections

  1. What is Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation?
  2. Common Uses
  3. Health Effects
  4. At Risk Workers
  5. Regulations & Guidelines
  6. Hazard Identification
  7. Protective Measures
  8. Summary

Appendices

  1.  States with Their Own RF Requirements – Examples
  2.  How to Use FCC & FAA Database
  3.  Local Resources to Access Antenna Locations
  4.  Additional Resources

About the The Center for Construction Research and Training

In 1990, CPWR began a series of cooperative agreements with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the CDC. The agreements, based on a competitive application process, have focused on occupational safety and health in construction, with an eye to building a “safety culture” industry wide – safe and healthful working conditions along with lowered costs and improved industry productivity.

The Roofing r2p Partnership:

  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers

and other members of the  RF Radiation Work Group:

  • International Union of Elevator Constructors & Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
  • International Council of Employers of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
  • Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America
  • Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association
  • Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust
  • The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada

Program resources are found at The Center for Construction Research and Training Website.

Read the Safety and Health Magazine article on the Program at Construction safety group aims to raise awareness of RF radiation exposure

 

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