Safety: Electric Current in the Human Body
Safety in Amateur Radio
Links and information about being safe as an amateur radio operator.
Antenna and Tower Safety. An article from the June, 2001 QST. (PDF)
ARRL Safety section. Several pages discussing grounding, lightning protection, electrical safety and RF exposure.
California Electric Code. The California Electric Code is based on the National Electric Code. This free-access version is read-only, online-only.
Effects of Electric Current in the Human Body A table from OSHA Publication 3075 describing the effects on the human body of various levels of current.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety. The ARRL's page discussing the hazards of electromagnetic radiation and how to be safe.
FCC OET Bulletin 65, Evaluating Compliance With FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio frequency Electromagnetic Fields. See our Regulations page.
Portable Generator Grounding Requirements-OSHA A Fact Sheet from OSHA on Grounding Requirements for Portable Generators.
Portable Generators Quick Card-OSHA A quick reference card with tips on how to use portable generators safely. From OSHA.
Portable Generators and OSHA Construction Standards A monograph by John “Grizzley” Grzywacz explaining why OSHA does not require the grounding of portable generators. PDF format. Also at oshaprofessor.com/Portable%20Generators%20and%20OSHA%20Construction%20Standards%203-05.pdf.
RF Safety; ARRL Web PageThe ARRL's web page on RF safety. The two year 2021 - 2023 transition period (May 2023 Lapin QST article PDF) for new FCC rules has ended.
RF Exposure and YouA comprehensive 2003 ARRL 316 page book on RF exposure and safety. PDF, free download.