Radiofrequency (RF) Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.
We Offer Three Types of Radiofrequency Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Radiofrequency certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.
Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.Purchase Options
The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.Purchase Options
Train the Trainer
Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.Purchase Options
Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We send an instructor to your workplace (from Rexburg, Idaho), so travel expenses may apply. Because of this, onsite training is recommended for groups of five or more employees.Request a Quote
What’s in the Radiofrequency Training Course?
Our Radiofrequency (RF) Awareness training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.
- Understand the importance of RF radiation and how it affects you
- Prepare you for working near RF radiation
- Know how to work safely while on telecommunication towers or rooftops
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2.5 – 3 hours
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.
- RF Emitters
- RF Fields
- Detection Devices
- Exposure Limits
- RF Radiation Effects
- Emergency Response
- Site Safety
- Standard Operating Procedures
- RF Categories
- RF Safety Signs
- Elimination & Substitution
- Engineering Controls
- Administrative Controls
Radiofrequency (RF Training) Certification Standards
Train the Trainer Certification
The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why Do I Need Radiofrequency Safety Training?
While OSHA doesn’t have specific standards for RF Awareness, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”
This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from RF radiation hazards. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.
Stay Informed On All Things Radiofrequency
Did You Know?
In North America alone, there are nearly 500,000 cell and radio towers.
Radio towers can be over 2000 feet (609.6 m) tall when they are free-standing, though there are also many present on rooftops.
Radio waves have long and varied wavelengths, normally between 0.04 inches (1 mm) and 62 miles (100 km).
Frequently Asked Questions
Is RF radiation harmful?
Yes, RF radiation is harmful. Though the symptoms of RF radiation exposure do not always present themselves immediately, it can cause lifelong problems if you are exposed to enough radiation over time. Some of the effects of RF radiation are burns, flu-like symptoms, and, in extreme situations, some cancers.
What RF frequencies are harmful to humans?
The main RF frequencies that cause harm to the human body are from 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
Who is typically exposed to dangerous levels of RF?
The main occupations that are exposed to dangerous levels of RF are those that work on RF antennas or telecommunications towers. This is because of their proximity to the actual RF emitters.
What can protect you from RF radiation?
There are a variety of things that can lessen your exposure to RF radiation. Ideally, the emitter would be turned off before work is done on it, but that is not always possible. Because of this, there are certain materials that can be used in construction and in your personal protective equipment (PPE) that can protect you from RF radiation. Often, this includes copper, metallic mesh, or another radiation-absorbent material.