the concept of safety at work includes a series of targeted preventive measures for the protection of those who work in situations of risk and the protection of their health from injuries or occupational diseases.
The working environment may present several risks due to physical agents, chemicals, electrical or exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Although most of the EMC field sources, present both in the domestic environment is working, produce levels not risky human exposure to electromagnetic fields, some of the most intense electromagnetic Man-made sources are located right in the workplace.
The physiological effects of electromagnetic fields on the human body depend primarily on the frequency, since different frequencies interact in different ways with the body: exceeded certain levels of exposure and intensity, low frequencies can cause stimulation of nerves and muscles, while high can cause the heating of biological tissue.
It is however of short-term effects, because now there is no concrete evidence of long-term effects.
The risks of exposure to electromagnetic fields are often derived from the use of equipment, for their lack of maneuverability and low prevalence are not subject to strict market controls.
They are responsible for safety within the companies to detect related issues and to then be in charge of their resolution.
The safety officer is often a professional who has the knowledge and skills needed to organize and manage all aspects of prevention and protection of workers in the enterprise.
It also attends to inform workers about potential risks in the workplace, protezioneda on measures implemented and possible Personal protective equipment to implement, in order to protect their physical and mental health.
The head of security therefore plays a very important role within the company, since it is able to detect problems, risks and hazards and to implement the necessary procedures to ensure safety.
Increasingly security managers will in fact turn to experts in the field for the assessment of the risks associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields, so as to be able to implement appropriate security measures and thus ensuring the safety of workers.
With many years of experience in certification, Sicom Testing It is able to assess the compliance of different equipment also offering targeted testing:
• The SAR measurement, specific for small radio transmitting devices used close to the body;
• The on-site testing service human exposure to electromagnetic fields, necessary for large equipment such as industrial machinery.