ation Protection Program IAW guidelines provided in this TB" means that the non-ioniz-
ing exposure to personnel can be controlled by administrative/ procedural actions listed
at paragraph 6.c. These guidelines are primarily intended for personnel using the equip-
ment but, may include limited guidelines for maintenance personnel. Finally, an equip-
ment/system REFERENCE is listed, if available.
AN/XXX123 LASER/OPTICAL Radiation Producing System
The AN/XXX123 is a ...
Wavelength: ## nm
HAZARD CONTROLS (to reduce or eliminate risk)
This system contains a Class......... laser and requires an established laser
safety program to ensure its safe use. Develop a written Local Standing Op-
erating Procedure (SOP) IAW guidelines provided in this TB.
Do not permit personnel to view the laser from within the beam at distances
less than .......... for unaided viewing or ..............when viewing the laser
through magnifying optical instruments.
Use protective eyewear that filter at ... nm with a minimum OD of ... for un-
aided viewing and a minimum OD of ... for viewing through magnifying optical
Eliminate all specular surfaces (man made and natural) capable of producing
Outdoor range operations
potentially hazardous reflections. Control unauthorized personnel access to
controlled area. Appoint a qualified Laser Range Safety Officer.
Consult the equipment Technical Manual for other operator and/or mainte-
REFERENCE: TM # ### ##; CHPPM Study ## #### ##
5. Radiofrequency Radiation Producing Equipment. The information that follows
provides general guidance for the safe use of RF radiation producing equipment. It is
based on the guidance of a number of regulations, and on a "common sense" approach
to safety. For more details, consult Technical Bulletin, Medical (TB MED) 523, and De-
partment of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6055.11. The DoDI is primarily based on an in-
dustry standard: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) C95.11991,
Standard for Safety levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Elec-
tromagnetic fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
a. Safety Standards Description. Both the DoDI and the IEEE documents ref-
erenced above are formulated around the concept of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
for human tissue. As electromagnetic energy enters human tissue, it does so at some
rate. Any effects caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields will be related to several