The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

2024 SBE RF Safety Course

Available ON DEMAND after April 25, 2024 

Please note that this webinar is approximately two hours and 45 minutes long.

Course Description

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

  • Proving compliance at a broadcast site
  • Biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation
  • FCC, OSHA, state & local 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 who need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations.

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

About Your Instructor – Stephen Lockwood, CPBE, AMD, PE

Stephen LockwoodStephen Lockwood is a senior engineer and partner with Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, with more than 40 years experience in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications engineering. He is a Registered Professional Electrical (P.E.) Engineer in Washington, Alaska, and Wyoming, and holds a BS in electrical engineering and a BS in engineering physics from Oklahoma Christian University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and Broadcast Technology Society elected AdCom Member, Member and past president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE), and is a Member of Project Management Institute where is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers where he holds the Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and AM Directional Specialist (AMD) certifications, and he holds Amateur Radio Operator License K7SSL.

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.

Registration and Pricing 

This webinar is approximately two hours and 45 minutes long.

SBE Members: $62
MemberPlus Members FREE
Non-Members: $92

Register Here


If you have questions regarding this course, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

More information about registering using the SBE MemberPlus benefit

All SBE webinars are included at no additional cost for members who renew or join using the $175 SBE Member Plus membership option.  Through this option you get access to all archived SBE webinars and any new live webinars SBE presents all for no extra cost. Members can renew and newcomers may join online at the SBE website using the SBE MemberPlus option.

Access to the SBE webinars through the SBE MemberPlus program is limited to the MemberPlus-purchaser only.  You are not permitted to distribute, sell, copy, share, project or otherwise make the webinars available to any other individual or group without express written permission by the SBE.

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