January Luncheon Report

“RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters” was the topic of our January luncheon presentation by Stephen Lockwood, Senior Engineer and Partner with Hatfield and Dawson Engineers.

The presentation followed a brief chapter meeting with Chapter 16 Chairman, Dave Ratener.  Thirteen members and guests attended the event

Stephen’s presentation included an updated overview of RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters, including: proving compliance at a broadcast site; biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation; FCC and OSHA regulations – what they are and what you need to do to comply; workplace hazards; transmitter sites; SNG and ENG trucks; remote operations (where news personnel can find problems such as on rooftops); the unique issues at AM stations, and RF hazard protection equipment.

The luncheon was held on the 8th at the KIRO-TV Studios in downtown Seattle.

Those attending the presentation were sent an RF Safety Training Certificate.

Stephen’s Power Point Presentation is available here.

Thanks to Chapter Photographer Allan Freedman for the meeting photos.