Registration and records for EMF workers
The responsible person for the EMF source will identify authorised EMF workers and ensure they are registered in the department with the DNIRPA. Anyone intending to work with any hazardous sources or could be exposed to EMF during other work activities should be registered. A laser user registration form is available in AURPO's guidance on the safe use of lasers in education and research (.pdf), appendix 2, which can be modified for EMF workers.
The department will maintain an up to date record of departmental EMF workers and have it available to the UNIRPA. The laser user register and training record template (.xlsx) can be modified for EMF workers.
Emergency procedure, incident reporting and health surveillance
If you believe you may have been over exposed to EMF you should seek medical assistance immediately. You should know your emergency details because they are part of the departmental controls.
Health and safety incidents should be reported as soon as possible to the DNIRPA and the UNIRPA using the University's health and safety incident reporting procedure and forms. Health surveillance advice will be sought from the University's Occupational Health Service where any employee is exposed to EMFs above the health exposure limit value and reports experiencing an undesired or unexplained health effect which is suspected of being associated with the exposure.
Management of contractors
Servicing and maintenance of hazardous EMF sources by external contractors or working in a location that could expose them to hazardous EMF radiation needs to be managed by the department. Advanced planning and communication with the contractor is required from the responsible person and the DNIRPA to ensure adequate risk assessments for proposed work takes place.
The contractor must submit a suitable and sufficient risk assessment and method statement to the DNIRPA and responsible person for approval. This should be done in reasonable time before the work commences.