Indianapolis - May 11, 2007 - The Society of Broadcast Engineers will present its first SBE RF Safety Course on June 27 via webcast. The course is designed for broadcast station personnel such as chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and management that need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations. Instructing the course will be RF safety expert Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions.
The SBE RF Safety Course provides an overview of RF radiation issues for broadcasters and covers the biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation, FCC and OSHA regulations, workplace hazards at RF sites, RF hazard protection equipment and proper signage.
Participants will receive a course hand-out prior to the course. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion through the mail from the Society of Broadcast Engineers. It is recommended that participants have at least a basic knowledge of electronics and understand the concept of frequency.
The course is being offered online. A limited number of connections are available to host participant sites, so SBE chapters and station groups are encouraged to jointly register. To reserve a spot, contact the SBE National Office at RFSafetyCourse@sbe.org. Site reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis but must be made by June 22.