Does "Occupational Health and Environmental Controls" Apply to You?

Do you need to comply with the standard on nonionizing radiation? If yes, then you need to comply with occupational health and environmental controls.

Non-ionizing radiation - A series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light. Non-ionizing radiation includes ultraviolet (UV), visible light, infrared (IR), microwave (MW), radio frequency (RF), and extremely low frequency (ELF). Non-ionizing radiation does not have enough energy to remove an electron from an atom or molecule.

This North Carolina state specific standard adds the following to paragraph (a) in nonionizing radiation "This standard applies to all direct or reflected laser equipment except unmodified Class 1 equipment maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations." Note: This standard applies to the construction industry in North Carolina.

Reference A-Z safety and health topics page for more non-ionizing radiation requirements.