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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Mar 29, 2018
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-studies-link-cell-phone-radiation-with-cancer/

Researchers call for greater caution, but skeptics say the evidence from rat studies is not convincing as documented in this recent publication from Scientific American.

Source: SA

Jan 21, 2017
Health topics Radiation, Non-ionizing

http://www.who.int/topics/radiation_non_ionizing/en/

Non-ionizing radiation is the term given to radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where there is insufficient energy to cause ionization. Access resources from the World Health Organization on this site.

Source: WHO

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/index.html

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration addresses what standards apply to radiofrequency and microwave radiation, health effects related to exposure, examples of safety programs and more.

Source: OSHA

Jan 20, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emf

This topic page addresses NIOSH research on protecting workers from proven and possible EMF health risks and provides access to NIOSH publications.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/elfradiation/

Extremely low frequency (ELF) fields includes alternating current (AC) fields and other electromagnetic, non-ionizing radiation from 1 Hz to 300 Hz.

Source: OSHA

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Non-Ionizing Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiation_nonionizing/index.html

Non-ionizing radiation is described as a series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light (UV, visible light, IR, MW, RF, and ELF).

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2014
Ultraviolet Light Safety Guidelines

http://www.safety.rochester.edu/ih/uvlight.html

This fact sheet on ultraviolet light safety guidelines was developed by University of Rochester for staff

Source: University of Rochester

May 01, 2003
Radio Frequency Safety

http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/rf-faqs.html

Frequently asked questions about the safety of radiofrequency (RF) and microwave emissions from transmitters and facilities regulated by the FCC.

Source: FCC