AIHce Indianapolis



RT 202
Nonionizing Radiation in Health Care Settings

Monday | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. |

Healthcare Sites/Industry, Nonionizing Radiation

Arranger and Moderator: S. Shindel, Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ. Monitors: D. Zabel, Hollowtop Applied Industrial Hygiene, Pasco, WA; A. Butler, Butler Health and Safety, Inc., San Pedro, CA.

Use of nonionizing radiation is increasing in health care settings.  NIR is used for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, such as lasers used in surgery and dental procedures.  In addition, exposure to NIR is a concern to patients with embedded medical devices who may need to avoid high EMF areas or change work practices.  This roundtable will address several topics relevant to IHs in general practice and in the health care industry.

  • Lasers in Health Care, Hazards and Controls. K. Merritt, Safety and Quality Assurance Alliance, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Electromagnetic Fields:  How They Affect Employees with a Pacemaker or Defibrillator. S. Bagley, EMF Testing USA, Fishers, IN.
  • Optical Radiation Hazards in Dental Care. M. Phillips, K. Graziano, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Evaluation and Control of Germicidal Ultraviolet Radiation in Health Care. T. Fuller, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL.