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SBE RF Safety Course


Course Description

About Your Instructor

SBE Recertification Credit

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Course Description

The SBE RF Safety Course provides an updated overview of RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters, including:

  • Proving compliance at a broadcast site
  • Biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation
  • FCC and OSHA regulations - what they are and what you need to do to comply
  • Workplace hazards
  • Transmitter sites
  • SNG and ENG trucks
  • Remote operations (where news personnel can find problems such as on rooftops)
  • The unique issues at AM stations
  • RF hazard protection equipment - you may not need it but your contractors probably will
  • Signs - what they mean and what you need

The course is designed for broadcast station personnel, including chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and management who need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations. Instructing the course is noted RF safety expert, Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions.

"This was an excellent webinar.  Anyone who works with/near transmitters or near active antennas, on a rooftop or up on a tower, should take this course.  I enjoyed the real-world examples and stories that the instructor wove into the course information.  This was informative and entertaining, but of the most importance, knowledge gained from the content presented will keep webinar participants safe on the job."

- Keaton Scovel, Broadcast Engineer, Iowa Public Radio

It is recommended that persons taking the SBE RF Safety Course have at least a basic knowledge of electronics and understand the concept of frequency.

About Your Instructor - Richard Strickland

Richard Strickland

Noted RF Safety expert Richard Strickland serves as the instructor for this course. Strickland founded RF Safety Solutions in 2001 after ten years as Director of Business Development for Narda Safety Test Solutions, the world’s leading supplier of RF safety measurement and monitoring products. As director of the RF safety business at Narda, Strickland determined which products were developed and their performance characteristics. He frequently functioned as program manager, as he did with the Nardalert XT RF personal monitor. He initiated the development of RF radiation training courses at Narda and has conducted courses ranging from basic employee awareness seminars to in-depth application specific courses. Strickland holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in Physics from Bridgewater College. He has had more than 50 articles published on RF safety, high-power amplifiers and radomes and has conducted more than 500 public and in-house training courses on RF safety and measurement.

Click here for a link to Richard's column in Radio World. For more information on RF safety, or to learn more about Richard Strickland and RF Safety Solutions, visit www.rfsafetysolutions.com.

Click here for an article Richard wrote for Radio World Engineering Extra on how to make proper RF safety surveys at broadcast sites. 

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Registration and Pricing   

This webinar is approximately three hours and 10 minutes long.

SBE Members: $59

SBE MemberPlus Member FREE

Non-Members: $89

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If you have questions regarding this course, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.


More information about registering using the SBE MemberPlus benefit

All SBE webinars, including new webinars presented in 2018, are included at no additional cost for members who renew or join using the $175 SBE Member Plus membership option.  Through this option you get access to all archived SBE webinars and any new live webinars SBE presents through March 31, 2019, all for no extra cost. Members can renew and newcomers may join online at the SBE website using the SBE MemberPlus option.


Access to the SBE webinars through the SBE MemberPlus program is limited to the MemberPlus-purchaser only.  You are not permitted to distribute, sell, copy, share, project or otherwise make the webinars available to any other individual or group without express written permission by the SBE.


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