HHE Report No. HETA-87-329-1898, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois.
NIOSH 1988 May:18 pages
In response to a request from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (SIC-8922), Batavia, Illinois, assistance was given to determine the degree of employee exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation from the atomic particle accelerator systems. High power RF amplifiers were used to accelerate protons and antiprotons to extremely high energies. Research was conducted at the lab in the area of high energy physics. Monitoring was carried out for static magnetic and radiofrequency fields in the Linac, Booster, and Main Ring areas. Static magnetic field levels were quite low, except for the levels measured near the Bubble Chamber. RF radiation did not exceed the American National Standard Institute standards for electric and magnetic fields. The authors conclude that RF exposures at Fermi did not constitute a hazard to workers at the time of the evaluation. The authors recommend that the static magnetic fields should be monitored and documented for possible future analysis. Field monitoring instruments should be obtained. The sources of potential water leaks should be eliminated within the booster area. Flammable material should be removed from electronic cabinets.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-87-329-1898; Region-5; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Radiation-hazards; Particle-accelerators; Laboratory-workers; Nonionizing-radiation; Electromagnetic-radiation;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
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Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-87-329-1898, 18 pages, 10 references