Electromagnetic Fields in the Workplace: What the Latest Research Tells Us

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are generated by any electronic device that uses electricity. While EMFs are harmless at low levels, high levels of exposure can lead to serious health problems. In the workplace, employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from excessive EMF exposure. Here’s what the latest research tells us about EMFs in the workplace and why it is important for employers to carry out an EMF survey.

What is an EMF Survey?

An EMF survey is an assessment of the electromagnetic radiation levels in a workplace. This assessment is conducted by a qualified professional using specialized equipment to measure the levels of radiation. The results of the survey are then used to identify areas where EMF levels are high and take steps to reduce exposure levels.

Latest Research Findings

There is a significant amount of research on EMFs and their potential health effects. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified EMFs as “possibly carcinogenic” to humans. While the evidence is not conclusive, there is growing concern about the potential health effects of long-term exposure to high levels of EMFs.

One of the latest studies on EMFs in the workplace was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The study found that EMF exposure in the workplace can lead to a variety of health problems, including headaches, dizziness, and nausea. The study also found that EMF exposure can cause an increased risk of cancer, particularly leukemia.

Why Employers should carry out EMF Surveys

Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from excessive EMF exposure. By carrying out an EMF survey, employers can identify areas in the workplace where EMF levels are high and take steps to reduce exposure levels. Here are some reasons why it is important for employers to carry out EMF surveys.

Compliance with Regulations

Employers are required to comply with the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016. These regulations set out the legal requirements for employers to protect their employees from excessive EMF exposure. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in legal action, including fines and imprisonment.

Avoiding Liability Insurance Claims

If an employee suffers health problems due to EMF exposure in the workplace, their employer may face liability insurance claims. Liability insurance covers the cost of legal defense and any damages awarded to the claimant. By carrying out EMF surveys and taking steps to reduce exposure levels, employers can reduce the risk of liability claims and protect their business.

Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Carrying out EMF surveys and taking steps to reduce exposure levels can help employers create a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. This not only benefits employees’ health but also increases productivity and reduces absenteeism.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the latest research on EMFs in the workplace indicates that excessive exposure can lead to a variety of health problems, including an increased risk of cancer. Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from excessive EMF exposure, and carrying out an EMF survey is an essential part of meeting this duty. By complying with regulations, avoiding liability claims, and creating a safe and healthy workplace, employers can protect their employees and their business.

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2023-11-01
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2023-09-20
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2023-09-13
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2023-03-23
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