Greenville, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
LBA University™, a unit of LBA Group Inc., has introduced the Canada Safety Code 6 Radio Frequency (RF) Safety Awareness Training course. This latest online offering adds to courses already available from LBA for U.S. and Latin American companies in both English and Spanish.
The Canada Safety Code 6 RF Safety Awareness Training course is designed to familiarize individuals with basic knowledge of RF safety as it relates to human exposure around communication towers, rooftop antennas, and other devices used to transmit high frequency signals.
This new LBA University course highlights Canada Safety Code 6 guidelines, along with references to the USA FCC guidelines, OSHA regulations, industry standards, and parameters set forth by various agencies in connection with RF energy and human exposure. The actual Code itself does not define who is an RF worker, only what the Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) is for humans at various frequency ranges.
It is important that companies subject to the regulations of Canada Safety Code 6 insure their workers are properly trained should they encounter RF as part of their job duties. Certainly those who work on and around communications towers and transmission facilities should be trained, but there are many other job sectors where RF can be encountered. Some of these include those who spend time on rooftops, HVAC professionals, window washers, heavy equipment operators, landscapers, plumbers, and manufacturing personnel, just to name a few.
In Canada, mobile communications sites exceed 22,000 distributed across every providence and territory with antenna numbers near 200,000, each radiating RF. “As the numbers of sites continue to increase, and the number of antennas at a single site multiplies, chances are greater than ever that individuals working in unrelated occupations will at some point come in contact with these high energy devices,” said LBA University course director, Bryan Dixon.
The LBA University Canada Safety Code 6 Radio Frequency Safety Awareness Training course is designed to create awareness of the RF hazards that exist around certain environments. The course also teaches steps that can be taken to reduce the known risks.
“By understanding the safeguards that can be put in place to reduce human exposure to RF energy, individuals taking this course will gain a better understanding of how to work within an RF environment,” added Dixon.
Frequent training in RF safety is recommended to ensure workers stay updated with the latest changes in regulation and the best protection methods available. For more information on Canada Safety Code 6 Radio Frequency Safety Awareness Training and RF safety training for the U.S. and Latin America contact Bryan Dixon at LBA University, bryan.dixon(at)lbagroup(dot)com or 252-317-2129. More details about LBA University are also available at: http://www.lbagroup.com/lba-university.
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LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The company is comprised of LBA University, Inc., providing on-site and online professional training; LBA Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection, and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial, and government users worldwide; and the technology consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.