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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter3.4

Managing Workplace and Environmental Hazards

David P. Maxson

Isotrope, LLC

Medfield, MA

Introduction

Broadcast engineers are perhaps most familiar with workplace safety issues relating to human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy, which can be found in Chapter 2.4 of this handbook. However, as places of employment, broadcast facilities also must comply with a broad range of workplace safety requirements. In addition, materials are present at broadcast facilities that could be hazardous to humans or the environment that must be handled in accordance with environmental requirements.

This chapter provides a review of key aspects of federal regulations regarding workplace safety and environmental protection. When preparing safety programs ...

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