RF Safety Blog


NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 2)

January 8, 2018

The FCC should react to the emergence of the stealth antennas with rules that advance the use of a private sector, neutral third-party to collect and distribute RF safety information related to transmission sites. Such a database would allow workers to identify all RF safety concerns at a location even where visual inspection does not allow effective risk avoidance.

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Firefighters Must be Protected from RF Radiation at Wireless Sites

January 5, 2018

Protecting our nation's firefighters is essential. By adopting the NA&TSC gold-standard RF safety solution, firefighters will be equipped with the knowledge and patented protocol necessary to keep themselves safe while working near RF transmitting antennas.

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Protecting Tower Climbers

January 3, 2018

The wireless industry is currently missing the enforcement aspect of a comprehensive safety program to fully protect climbers from falls and injuries and all other workersthat must perform their duties near wireless antennas.

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NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 1)

December 22, 2017

In our experience, transient individuals include electricians, roofers, flashers, painters, HVAC personnel, maintenance workers, firefighters, utility workers, and contractors and employees of licensees who are not specially trained on RF safety but must work near RF transmitting antennas.

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Insuring the Uninsurable

December 20, 2017

The insurance industry is in the business of identifying, quantifying, and minimizing risks to themselves and the businesses they insure. In 2013, AM Best, a leading insurance rating agency, described RF radiation as an emerging technology risk that results in overexposing an estimated 250,000 workers yearly

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The Invisible Workforce

December 18, 2017

Cellular base stations include antennas that receive and transmit RF signals and enable our everyday wireless communication. Base stations were historically located in remote areas, but as the demand for wireless has increased, they are being built in closer proximity to populated areas of towns or are being attached to existing tall structures in urban or suburban areas.

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Connecting the Dots Between Third Party Workers and RF Radiation Injuries

December 15, 2017

Commercial tradespeople (HVAC, painters, roofers, window washers, and electricians among others) are repetitively in front of RF transmitting antennas on commercial structures. They may be continually exposed without even knowing that they were placed in harm's way as RF radiation exposure comes with no warning sensation, is invisible, tasteless, and odorless.

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RF Radiation Overexposure: A Fact Sheet for the Public

December 13, 2017

The risk of RF radiation over-exposure from transmitting antennas has long been scientifically identified as a human health hazard and is recognized as such by the FCC. Cognitive/Psychological RF radiation injuries manifest as depression, anxiety, memory loss, uncontrolled mood swings, sleep disorders, and diminished or slowed cognitive function. 

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Support for National Antenna & Tower Safety Center’s RF Safety Solution

December 11, 2017

As we shared in a previous post, numerous parties, including labor unions, contractor associations, technologists and other industry experts are demanding a solution to the problem of workers being exposed to dangerous RF radiation.  There is, in fact, a solution to properly address this problem. 

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Carriers Alone Cannot Fully Protect Workers from RF Radiation at Cell Sites

December 8, 2017

In 2013, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in part, to “ensure that [the FCC’s] measures are compliant with [the FCC’s] environmental responsibilities and requirements and that the public is appropriately protected from any potential adverse effects from RF exposure….” Comments were solicited from the wireless industry and the public to better inform the rulemaking changes. 

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The Public Demands Safety

December 6, 2017

Former Apple CEO and 18 year board member of AT&T expresses his concerns of workers being overexposed to RF radiation to FCC Chairman Wheeler: “The new ubiquity of our facilities and the location of transmitters in more accessible areas than in the past means that large numbers of civilians and third-party workers—roofers, painters, and firefighters for example—render your rules for protecting the population from over-exposure areas out of date.” – Dr. Gil Amelio

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American Workers Are Being Over-Exposed to RF Radiation

December 4, 2017

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of American workers are potentially being over-exposed to hazardous radio frequency (RF) radiation every year?  According to a leading insurance industry rating agency,  AM Best, 250,000 workers per year come in close contact to transmitting antennas at cell sites. 

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The Comprehensive National Antenna & Tower Safety Center RF Safety Solution

December 1, 2017

In our last blog post, we discussed the hazards of RF radiation exposure to industry and third-party workers performing their duties near wireless transmitting antennas. To address this problem, National Antenna and Tower Safety Center (NA&TSC) created and patented an innovative, multi-layered RF safety system. This unique solution provides physical and financial protection to all wireless stakeholders including workers, contractors, site owners, municipalities, and carriers.

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The Unavoidable Problem of RF Exposure

November 29, 2017

In today's technological world, no device is more highly valued to the average consumer than the cellphone. The number of wireless devices has increased to over 400,000,000 in the United States alone. To support these devices, the number of municipal and commercial antenna systems has exploded to 600,000 and is expected to continually grow exponentially.

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Company Update

November 27, 2017

UPDATE: To our followers -- RF CHECK was originally founded to protect first responders, industry and third-party workers from RF radiation at the Nation's 600,000 wireless transmission sites. Since then, the company has evolved and now includes a comprehensive safety solution specifically designed to protect tower climbers from falls and injuries.

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