(a)The employer must ensure that no employee looks into an open waveguide or antenna connected to an energized microwave source.
(b)If the electromagnetic-radiation level within an accessible area associated with microwave communications systems exceeds the radiation-protection guide specified by 1910.97(a)(2), the employer must post the area with warning signs containing the warning symbol described in 1910.97(a)(3). The lower half of the warning symbol must include the following statements, or ones that the employer can demonstrate are equivalent: “Radiation in this area may exceed hazard limitations and special precautions are required. Obtain specific instruction before entering.”
(c)When an employee works in an area where the electromagnetic radiation could exceed the radiation protection guide, the employer must institute measures that ensure that the employee’s exposure is not greater than that permitted by that guide. Such measures may include administrative and engineering controls and personal protective equipment.
(2)Power-line carrier. The employer must ensure that employees perform power-line carrier work, including work on equipment used for coupling carrier current to power line conductors, in accordance with the requirements of Division 2/RR pertaining to work on energized lines.
Rule 437-002-2318 — Communication Facilities,