EMR Australia can provide assistance to create a safer working environment. The workplace is increasingly a source of electromagnetic fields that can potentially impact on workers. Common sources of exposure in the work environment are:
Business owners have a responsibility to create a safe working environment for employees, customers and the public. Doing so helps retain staff, maximise productivity and reduce legal liability.
Did you know that your staff may be using mobile phones and other wireless devices in way that expose them to more radiation than allowed by the ARPANSA RPS 3 standard? This is because the testing is conducted with these devices held slightly away from the body.
Further, it is no longer the case that compliance with the ARPANSA RPS3 standard protects employers against compensation claims resulting from EMR exposure following the legal judgment below.
On 28 February 2013, The Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia determined ‘Comcare is liable to pay to Dr McDonald compensation in accordance with the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) in respect of an injury, being an aggravation of a condition of nausea, disorientation and headaches’. These symptoms occurred after Dr McDonald was exposed to electromagnetic radiation at work – at levels that were significantly lower than the limits of the ARPANSA standard and typical of many work environments. [McDonald and Comcare  AATA 105 (28 February 2013)
Do you know what exposures are present in your workplace?
EMR Australia can help you develop an EMR policy for your business.
You can protect them from the radiofrequency radiation mobile phones emit by providing or encouraging the use of:
All WiFi routers and wireless-enabled devices emit radiofrequency radiation.
Many commercial buildings, especially in the CBD, are located in close proximity to antennas from mobile phone base stations or NBN transmitters.
We suggest you measure the fields in the building or building block before committing to a lease or purchase. It’s particularly important to test for fields from overhead and underground powerlines because these are not easily shielded, unlike fields from wireless sources.
There is evidence linking EMR exposure to some health problems and a wide range of symptoms like these. Addressing concerns of this nature may not only help improve the way the employee feels, but can minimise the employer’s legal liability.
Some devices have been shown to be vulnerable to external electromagnetic fields.
Talk to us about a training program for managers or staff. If you haven't found the information you require for your workplace here, we invite you to contact us to see how we can assist you.