Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation
Extremely low frequency (ELF) fields includes alternating current (AC) fields and other electromagnetic, non-ionizing radiation from 1 Hz to 300 Hz. ELF fields at 60 Hz are produced by power lines, electrical wiring, and electrical equipment. Some epidemiological studies have suggested increased cancer risk associated with magnetic field exposures near electric power lines.
There are currently no specific OSHA standards that address extremely low frequency (ELF) fields.
Hazard Locations and Solutions
Describes where significant exposures may occur and what may be useful in identifying significant exposures and possible solutions.
ELF Safety Programs
Extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation safety programs are often a part of a larger radiation or non-ionizing radiation safety program.