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Electromagnetic Fields: Guide for SMEs

22 July 2016

New guidance is available to help employers protect workers from exposure to electromagnetic field radiation. It can help SMEs with their initial assessment of these risks.  

What is it:  Non-binding guide to good practice for implementing Directive 2013/35/EU
Who does this affect:  England and Wales (wider Europe)
When does this change take place:  22 June 2016

This guide has been prepared to help employers, workers and regulatory authorities understand their duties under Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields) and repealing Directive 2004/40/EC.

Directive 2013/35/EU establishes the minimum safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to risks arising from electromagnetic fields.

This guide will assist small and medium sized enterprises carry out an initial assessment of the risks from electromagnetic fields in the workplace. Based on the outcome of this assessment, it will help decide whether you need to take any further action as a result of the Directive 2013/35/EU.
It includes information on health effects and safety risks from electromagnetic fields and sources of electromagnetic fields.

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