RF Safety Applications




RF Safety LiveCast™ Training

Live training meets the Internet…and results in informed employees and safe, compliant worksites.

What do you and your employees know about RF safety issues that they might face? Could you or your employees answer these questions correctly?

  1. True or False: The energy from typical microwave point-to-point antennas is a significant hazard if you are within 6 feet of the aperture of the antenna.

  2. True or False: Exposure to significant levels of RF energy over a period of several months can lead to the development of cancer.

  3. Which antenna system is potentially more dangerous, assuming the same level of input power: a 6-foot omnidirectional whip antenna operating at 150 MHz or a 12-foot omnidirectional whip antenna used for a 2-GHz system?

Most people would answer True to the first question prior to receiving appropriate RF safety training. However, these antenna systems are almost never an RF safety concern. Many would also answer True to the second question, although that statement is also false. As for the last question, most people would not have an opinion but if you think about it, this could be very useful information (it's the 6-foot antenna due to both its height and its operating frequency). How many did you get right? If you—or any of your employees—got even one wrong, RF safety training can provide immeasurable piece of mind for you and your organization.

Whether it comes down to safety concerns or contractor requirements, RF safety training is an important issue for many organizations and employees. Knowing you’ve met all your obligations and provided your employees with the information needed to keep themselves out of harm’s way can bring a sigh of relief to anyone—from corporate CEO to small independent contractor.

Our most popular courses are now open to the public. If you are working alone, if your company has only a few employees, or there are only a few new hires to take care of, the public RF Safety LiveCast™ courses are an ideal solution. Check out the course options and the latest schedule.

Training is prepared to meet the specific requirements of your organization, its personnel, and their work environment. Whether you work in the wireless industry, radio or television broadcasting, satellite communications, military systems, or industrial settings, the training is configured to address the potential RF hazards that students are likely to encounter and the backgrounds of the students.

We have partnered with the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) to train their many members throughout the world. To date we have taught nearly 1,000 engineers over 15 training sessions. We have also worked with major military contractors on projects as diverse as maritime communications systems, synthetic and phased-array radars, and communications systems onboard nuclear submarines; industrial companies, such as those in semiconductor processing; and service companies that are often faced with going on rooftops covered with antennas about which they know little. You should consider semi-custom courses if you have six or more people who need RF safety training. Contact us for a quotation.

RF Safety LiveCast™ can save you money in several ways:

  • It is often the least expensive method, providing you have at least six people to train.

  • A comprehensive course, such as our most popular three-hour RF Safety for Wireless Professionals & Tower Climbers (WIR201), is usually so effective that companies find that they can train personnel biannually unless there is a substantial number of new hires. New hires can take one of the public sessions.

  • Fewer RF personal monitors are needed with properly trained personnel. Richard Strickland, who headed the team that developed the Nardalert XT RF personal monitor, knows a great deal about monitors. Students will learn how they can work around most wireless antennas safely yet also recognize situations where they must use a monitor. The cost to train your entire organization is roughly equal to the cost of a single RF personal monitor!