Superseded Standard

IEEE C95.7-2014

IEEE Recommended Practice for Radio Frequency Safety Programs, 3 kHz to 300 GHz

Elements of a radio frequency (RF) exposure safety program that provide reasonable and adequate guidance for preventing exposures in excess of recognized limits to electromagnetic fields from RF sources that operate in the frequency range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz are described in IEEE Std C95.7(TM)-2014. The means for accomplishing this are classifying exposure locations into one of four categories based on the potential hazard, as defined by exposure limits, and specifying appropriate controls for each category. Such controls include engineering and administrative controls as well as the use of personal protective equipment, placement of appropriate RF safety signage, designation of restricted access areas, the use of personal RF monitors, and RF safety awareness training. These recommendations are not intended to apply to the purposeful exposure of patients by or under the direction of medical practitioners, but can be used in the development of safety programs for medical staff and other persons working with or incidentally exposed to RF fields, and for those wearing implanted or external medical electronic devices. Although designed to complement IEEE Std C95.1(TM), this recommended practice may also be used for the development of programs to ensure conformance with other guidelines, standards, or regulations for controlling human exposure to electromagnetic energy as well as IEEE Std C95.6(TM) in which case, appropriate modifications will be necessary to address the low frequency region addressed by IEEE Std C95.6(TM). (The PDF of this standards is available at no charge thru the "IEEE Get Program" http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/servlet/opac?punumber=6874472)

Sponsor Committee
BOG/ICES - International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety
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Status
Superseded Standard
PAR Approval
2010-11-08
Superseded by
C95.7-2022
Superseding
C95.7-2005
Board Approval
2014-06-12
History
Published:
2014-08-08

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE SA Board of Governors
Sponsor Committee
BOG/ICES - International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety
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Working Group
SC2 - SC2 - Terminology, Units of Measurements and Hazard Communications Working Group
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Patricia Roder
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Working Group Chair
Richard Tell

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