The Health and Safety Executive has recently updated its guidance on Control of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) at Work Regulations 2016. The newly published guidelines explain how EMFs can affect employees while also setting out the parameters of ‘action levels’ and ‘exposure limit values’ along with information on how to assess the potential risks of EMF exposure in the workplace.
While EMFs are present in most workplaces it is important to remember that exposure to high intensity levels can cause multiple sensory, indirect and other health effects. The new guidelines highlight that employers and workplace health and safety professionals must undertake regular risk assessments to ensure that employees are protected against the risks of EMF exposure.
Click here to view the HSE’s updated guidelines for EMFs