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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painters, and firefighters for example—render your rules for protecting the population from over-exposure areas out of date.”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,  M 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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