The SBE’s first Web-based RF safety course has been well received and the organization is adding two more dates to its schedule.
The first course, in late June, was attended by more than 80 participants at nine sites. The two additional dates for the course are July 25 and August 2. Both courses will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. EDT.
Each course can accommodate up to nine “log-in” points where participants can log in to the Webcasts and receive their audio via toll-free telephone connection. By projecting the Webcast on a larger screen and amplifying the audio connection, more participants can be accommodated at each site.
The course is designed for broadcast station personnel that need to understand RF safety issues and regulations. It covers the biological effects of RF radiation and the differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation. It explains FCC and OSHA regulations and what broadcasters need to do to comply.
Other topics include workplace hazard sites, including transmitter sites, SNG and ENG trucks, remote operations such as rooftops and the unique issues at AM stations, as well as RF hazard protection equipment and signage.
Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions leads the course.
Each of the nine login points have been reserved for the July 25 and August 2 courses. Most locations are open to those in the broadcasting community but a few are restricted to personnel from the companies hosting. Check with SBE National when registering to be sure the site you wish to attend is an open site.
Locations for the July 25 course include:
- Buffalo, N.Y.
- Patchogue, N.Y.
- Columbus, Ind.
- Portland, Ore.
- San Diego
- San Jose, Calif.
- Austin, Texas
- St. Louis, Mo.
August 2 course locations include:
- Orlando, Fla
- Long Island, N.Y.
- Memphis, Tenn.
- Spokane, Wash.
- Manhattan, Kan.
- Gainesville, Fla.
- St. Louis
- Farnsworth Peak, Utah (near Salt Lake City).
SBE has created a waiting list for those who wish to participate in future courses. Contact the SBE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and a registration form, visit the SBE website page, http://www.sbe.org/pub_sc.php#RFSAFE.