Electromagnetic Ergonomics From Electrification to a Wireless Society
Ergonomics is the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relationship between workers and their environments. Because of the use of electricity for many purposes, one environmental factor that has become omnipresent today is the electromagnetic field, also referred to as electromagnetic radiation or a fraction of the non-ionizing radiation. The complex interactions of electromagnetic energy with material objects contribute to ergonomics issues because they can cause health hazards in workers, trigger accidental situations, limit the ability of workers to work safely and disturb the function of electronic devices, including medical implants, etc. A better understanding of complex electromagnetic issues in the work environment is considered in this book.
This title will be beneficial to workers affected by electromagnetic hazards including wireless transfer of information or power, wireless (induction) heating, joining metal elements with electric-supplied techniques, capacitive heating of dielectric materials, physiotherapeutic or cosmetic electromagnetic treatments, antitheft gates and other monitoring or control systems using wireless solutions, electric transportation and many more. It will help prevent common misunderstandings about electromagnetic hazards and sufficiently reduce where they appear.
Electromagnetic Ergonomics is designed to have a positive influence on public health and worker safety in the work environment and brings broad benefits, in particular with respect to research planning and the interpretation of the results, as well as the implementation of science-based evidence regarding the evaluation and elimination of EMF hazards in the operations of enterprises and environmental, labor and sanitary inspections, as well as government regulators responsible for environmental safety issues in the workplace and the daily life environment.
1. Electromagnetic Fields in Human History.
2. Electromagnetic Formalities Regarding Work-related Environmental Issues.
3. Estimating Uncertainty in Assessments of Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields.
4. Evaluation of Electromagnetic Exposure during Workers’ Activities near High Voltage Electricity Grids.
Krzysztof Gryz, Jolanta Karpowicz, Karol Zajdler
5. Long Term Evaluation (2010-2018) of General Public and Occupational Electromagnetic Fields Exposure in Radiocommunication Antenna Parks Across Greece.
Maria Christopoulou, Dimitris Koutounidis, Theodora Kyritsi, Efthymios Karabetsos
6. Pulsed Microwave Exposure of Humans: Specific Analyses and Forms of Protection.
Jarosław Kieliszek, Roman Kubacki
7. The Health Surveillance of Workers with Occupational Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields and the Problem of “Workers at Particular Risk”.
Alberto Modenese, Fabriziomaria Gobba
8. Evaluating Current Induced in Limb when Managing Electromagnetic Hazards caused by Operating Electrosurgical Units.
Jolanta Karpowicz, Krzysztof Gryz, Patryk Zradziński
9. Electromagnetic Safety and Smart Wireless Solutions.
Mikel Celaya-Echarri, Leyre Azpilicueta, Patryk Zradziński, Jolanta Karpowicz, Victoria Ramos
10. The Significance of a Posture-related Evaluation of the Electromagnetic Influence from Hand-operated Devices.
Patryk Zradziński, Tomasz Tokarski, Kjell Hansson Mild
11. Managing Electromagnetic Hazards by Applying Non-binding Safety Measures.
12. Occupational Exposure to the Electromagnetic Field and Precautionary Approaches to Health Issues.
Kjell Hansson Mild