Unit 4.4: Radiation

Welder with protective clothes and shield

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Emission of UV radiation during welding
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Unit 4.4, "Radiation", in Division 4 covers the fields of optical radiation (ultraviolet, visible and infrared radiation) and electromagnetic fields. The focal points are:

  • Measurement and assessment of radiation exposures at workplaces
  • Personal dosimetry
  • Advice on interference with active implants
  • Advice on protective measures
  • Laboratory measurements, e. g. properties of radiation sources, transmission of filters and substances
  • Expert opinions in cases of occupational diseases
  • Providing information

Technical information on radiation

Further reading on radiation


Marc Wittlich

Division 4: Ergonomics, Physical environmental factors

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