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CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION RF Controlled Exposure Hazards Only Competent People can work in RF C ontrolled Areas.

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1 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION RF Controlled Exposure Hazards Only Competent People can work in RF C ontrolled Areas

2 MHzMHz GHzGHz mW/cm 2 AM FM MPE LAW Controlled Uncontrolled 1996 Rulemaking 1996 Rulemaking Both E&H Below 300MHz 6 Min TWA 30Min TWA Cellphones

3 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION General Population/Uncontrolled Exposure Applies to situations in which the public may be exposed or in which persons who are exposed as a part of their employment who may have not been made fully aware of the potential for exposure or cannot exercise control over their exposure.

4 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION Controlled Exposure Hazards Controlled/Occupational Environment (Trained Workers Only) Controlled environments are locations where there is exposure that may be incurred by persons who are madefully aware of the potential for exposure and can exercise control over their exposure. Workers and the public have the Right to Know about RF hazards. Compliance is now Mandated by the MPE Law Requirements.

5 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION We …explain in a note to Section of our rules that fully aware means that an exposed individual has received written and verbal information concerning the potential for RF exposure and has received training regarding appropriate work practices relating to controlling or mitigating his or her exposure …for instance, appropriate signage. We …. specify that exercise control means that an exposed individual is able to reduce or avoid exposure by administrative or engineering work practices, such as use of PPE or time-averaging of exposure. ] See OSHA CFR )] FCC Statement 6/ 30/03 FCC Statement 6/ 30/03

6 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION Controlled the Safety Definition is NOT JUST A LOCKED GATE OR DOOR Workers Must be Trained before passing through.

7 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION Controlled Controlled HAS FOUR THINGS Security Exercise control with training SAFETY INDUSTRIAL HYGIENEThe Site Must have MPE Data this is the Exposure in % of MPE. Controlled as a Standard INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE RF Site SignageRF Site Signage

8 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION 1.Exercise control means that an exposed individual is able to reduce or avoid exposure (How to do this, must be covered in the training) 2.Must have RF Safety training before passing through

9 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION If working in a Controlled/Occupational Area : Everyone must be Fully Aware of their exposure potential and can exercise control of their exposure. The Site Must have MPE Data

10 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION Access to employee exposure and medical records The purpose is to prove employees a right of access to relevant exposure c (5) (I) Requires: Workplace monitoring or measuring of harmful physical agent relevant to interpretation of the results obtained c 8 Exposure or exposed means that an employee is subjected to harmful physical agent in the course of employment through any route of entry (contact or absorption), and includes past exposure and potential exposure Whenever an employee requests access, the employer shall provide data

11 Controlled Exposure Controlled Exposure is when someone is in an area with 100% MPE for 6 minutes.Controlled Exposure is when someone is in an area with 100% MPE for 6 minutes. Or 200% for 3 minutesOr 200% for 3 minutes Higher level of security (Site Control)Higher level of security (Site Control) Note: If employees are in areas above 100% Your Safety Plan must outline how the employee is to avoid MPE exposureNote: If employees are in areas above 100% Your Safety Plan must outline how the employee is to avoid MPE exposure

12 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION MHzMHz GHzGHz mW/cm 2 AM FM MPE LAW Controlled Uncontrolled 1996 Rulemaking 1996 Rulemaking Both E&H Below 300MHz 6 Min TWA 30Min TWA Cellphones

13 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION

14 What OSHA says about safety training when employees have exposure (c)(13) Toxic substance or harmful physical agent means any chemical substance, biological agent, or physical stress ( noise, heat, cold, vibration, repetitive motion, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation). The uncontrolled criteria is OSHAs action limit 1910,1020 (g)(1)Upon an employees first entering into employment, and at least annually thereafter, each employer shall inform current employees ….(g)(1)(i) The existence, location, and availability of any records….

15 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION Only Competent people can work in RF C ontrolled areas CFR Competent person means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

16 CONFIDENTIAL R.S.I. CORPORATION Safety OSHA Standards Its Your Job Per OSHA: After you have determine the hazard, it is up to a competent person to do the work and Qualified person to determine how to mitigate that hazard.

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