How Can a Company Ensure Safety Around RFID Equipment?

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Ask The ExpertsHow Can a Company Ensure Safety Around RFID Equipment?
RFID Journal Staff asked 10 years ago

I am interested in learning about recommended safety practices and best practices. I have heard of companies placing signs on floors indicating not to stand next to RFID machines for more than 30 minutes a day.

—Name withheld


The really are no safety best practices yet. In most cases, passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) readers are not placed in locations where people will be exposed to radio emissions for more than a few seconds. In general, readers should be kept at least 3 feet from people, particularly their head, and people should not be exposed to reader emissions on a continuous basis. So a sign that warns not to stand in from of reader antennas is probably a good idea.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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