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SBE RF Safety Course for Broadcast Engineers

Instructional Method: On-Demand Webinar


Course Description

About Your Instructor

SBE Recertification Credit

Enrollment Information


Course Description

The SBE RF Safety Course provides an overview of RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters, including:

  • Biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation
  • FCC and OSHA regulations - what they are and what you need to do to comply
  • Workplace hazards
  • Transmitter sites
  • SNG and ENG trucks
  • Remote operations (where news personnel can find problems such as on rooftops)
  • The unique issues at AM stations
  • RF hazard protection equipment - you may not need it but your contractors probably will
  • Signs - what they mean and what you need

The course is designed for broadcast station personnel, including chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and management that need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations. Instructing the course is noted RF safety expert, Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions.

It is recommended that persons taking the SBE RF Safety Course have at least a basic knowledge of electronics and understand the concept of frequency.

About Your Instructor - Richard Strickland

Noted RF Safety expert Richard Strickland serves as the instructor for this course. Strickland founded RF Safety Solutions in 2001 after ten years as Director of Business Development for Narda Safety Test Solutions, the world’s leading supplier of RF safety measurement and monitoring products. As director of the RF safety business at Narda, Strickland determined which products were developed and their performance characteristics. He frequently functioned as program manager, as he did with the Nardalert XT RF personal monitor. He initiated the development of RF radiation training courses at Narda and has conducted courses ranging from basic employee awareness seminars to in-depth application specific courses.

Strickland holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in Physics from Bridgewater College. He has had more than 50 articles published on RF safety, high-power amplifiers and radomes and has conducted more than 250 public and in-house training courses on RF safety and measurement.

Click here for a link to Richard's column in Radio World Magazine. For more information on RF safety, or to learn more about Richard Strickland and RF Safety Solutions, visit www.rfsafetysolutions.com.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Enrollment Information

This webinar took place on February 24, 2010, and is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes in length.

SBE Members:  $85     

Non-Members:  $125

(Compare to other RF Safety courses that cost up to three times more)


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If you have questions regarding this course, contact Kimberly Kissel via email or by phone at (317) 846-9000.


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