IEEE 1654-2009 pdf free.IEEE Guide for RF Protection of Personnel Working in the Vicinity of Wireless Communications Antennas Attached to Electric Power L ine Structures.
This guide presents a reference source for electric utilities on how to establish a safety program to meet OSHA and FCC RF exposure compliance requirements and protect electrical workers in the vicinity of wireless communication antennas adjacent or attached to electric power line structures. The information that the guide provides is geared more specifically towards the electrical workers that perform maintenance or construction work on electric power lines or structures with attached active wireless communications antennas. It would he of less interest to other utility workers, such as communications workers. The guide deals with the RF protection aspect only to the extent of meeting the already established RF compliance requirements. These OSHA and FCC requirements also encompass thc health and safety issues, in addition to the RF exposure limits. Main contributions of this guide include that it describes for electric utilities the minimum requirements for establishing a RF safety program. and specific guidelines on the immunity of RFPM to the power-frequency fields from transmission lines, as well as the usc of conductive clothing for worker protection.
5. RF exposure—FCC and OSHA guidelines and requirements
The rules regarding human RF exposures enacted by the FCC establish regulatory requirements for FCC- licensed radio services, including human exposure limits more stringent than those of OSI-IA. and more rigorous compliance requirements for transmitter facilities. The FCC states that compliance with RF exposure regulations is the responsibility of the transmitter licensee. Private and commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers and operators were required to have their transmitter facilities in compliance with the revised FCC exposure guidelines by no later than September 1. 2000. if major modifications were made or a license was renewed. These federal government regulations have the greatest impact on easily accessible high-powered transmitter and antenna systems. such as broadcast systems. Implications for electric utilities are mostly limited because the majority of the utilities’ communications equipment is elevated on telecommunications towers, although some may be located on buildings or other utility structures. The power levels of the utilities’ transmitters are also relatively low in comparison to the power levels of broadcast transminers. However, in recent years, especially with the advent of deregulation. ii has become a common practice to lease space on utilities’ transmission and telecommunications structures to external parties who provide personal communication services (PCS). cellular and sometimes PCS mobile phone services. As a result. there are now more locations where electric utility employees, particularly electric transmission workers. may be exposed to RF energy in their work environment. There is also greater potential for exposure due to the cumulative effects of the RF fields from multiple transmitters.Therefore, persons may be exposed occupationally, in which case OSHA guidelines become applicable.IEEE 1654 pdf download.