Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1983 May; :1-574
Lesson plans were provided for a specialty course designed to be used as an introduction to nonionizing radiation including sources, attendant hazards to personnel, and the basic principles of control. Special attention was given to evaluation and control of laser and microwave sources. The topical areas covered included the electromagnetic spectrum, the wave concept and the particle concept of radiation, the production of electromagnetic radiation in atoms and molecules, electromagnetic radiation interaction and processes, and electromagnetic quantities and units. Microwaves were considered, including properties, generation of microwaves, microwave sources, biological effects, microwave monitoring equipment, control of microwave hazards, and pertinent Federal regulations. Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light were discussed, including biological effects, standards, laws, regulations, the evaluation of hazards, protection, and control. The theory of lasers, characteristics, laser hazards, the control of laser hazards, laser hazard evaluation, protective equipment, operating procedures, training programs, medical surveillance, and regulations concerning lasers were considered.