|Chapter 6420 Non-Ionizing Radiant Energy (i.e.: Radio Frequency (RF), Microwave, and Static Magnetic Fields)|
Jefferson Lab uses and produces a variety of non-ionizing radiant energy, including:Scope
This program satisfies applicable federal, state, and local requirements as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
T1 Radio Frequency Survey
Jefferson Lab considers radio frequency (RF) energy to be a hazard issue. The degree of danger from RF energy is directly related to: the source power level; distance and shielding; and the frequency, or wavelength, of the radio waves. ES&H Manual Chapter 6420 Appendix T1 Radio Frequency Survey provides the process steps for determining when an RF survey is required; how to schedule it; performance and documentation requirements; and when follow-up actions are required.
T2 Operational Safety Procedure Development for Qualifying Static Magnetic Fields
When a Task Hazard Analysis indicates that a specialty magnets poses an unmitigated Risk Code>2 a work control document (WCD) is required to ensure hazard issues are addressed and appropriately mitigated. ES&H Manual Chapter 6420 Appendix T2 Operational Safety Procedure Development for Qualifying Static Magnetic Fields provides the requirements for this WCD.
T3 Engineering and Administrative Controls for Magnetic and RF - Including Posting Requirements
Jefferson Lab recognizes that magnets, and any associated external fringe static magnetic fields, may be dangerous. It is therefore required that they be controlled and the designated area provides warning of the potential hazards. ES&H Manual Chapter 6420 Appendix T3 Engineering and Administrative Controls for Static Magnetic Fields defines Jefferson Lab's minimum engineering controls for this type of equipment; the administrative controls - including area postings; and how these are updated, repaired, and maintained.
T4 Medical Monitoring for Static Magnetic Field Exposure
People who have metallic objects, or bioelectronic devices in their bodies (including but not limited to: cardiac pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, insulin pumps, or surgical clips) may experience serious, even fatal, medical outcomes when exposed to static magnetic fields. ES&H Manual 6420 Appendix T4 Medical Monitoring for Static Magnetic Field Exposure provides the process steps to be followed to ensure the safety of these individuals.
Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
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Qualified RF Surveyor
Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor
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