Einfaches Nachweisverfahren zur Erfüllung der Anforderung zum Schutz von Arbeitnehmern vor der Gefährdung durch elektromagnetische Felder gemäß Richtlinie 2013/35/EU im Bereich von elektrischen Energieversorgungsanlagen

Andreas Abart, Katrin Friedl, Ernst Schmautzer, Wolfgang Emmer

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The Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements
regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic
fields) in Austria was put into national legislation in July 2016 by decree (ministry of labour,
social affairs and consumer protection). To avoid the development of various methods for
evaluation an experts group of the Austrian National Electrotechnical Committee is actually
working on the national standard R 27 providing a simple procedure for demonstrating
compliance with the directive’s respectively the VEMF requirements. Applying simple
formulas or just tables providing minimum distances covers the major part of the evaluation
at minimum effort for gathering of relevant data. Expertise is required only for very limited
number of special cases.
Within the first step of the method according to R 27 a concept of zones of different levels of
exposure against electric and magnetic field (e.g. for pregnant women, people with active
medical implants, and young workers – less than 18) is defined. Thereby areas of frequent
abidance are in favour to be defined as zone of lowest exposure level possible, to get access for all or most workers. The second step is the proof of concept by verifying compliance with
the requirements of the directive. This is done at check-points where maximum exposure
within the zone is expected
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationNIR 2018: Wellen - Strahlen - Felder
Subtitle of host publication50. Jahrestagung des Fachverbandes für Strahlenschutz e. V. für Deutschland und die Schweiz gemeinsam mit der BG ETEM Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2018
EventNIR 2018: Wellen-Strahlung- Felder: 50. Jahrestagung des Fachvrbandes für Strahlenschutz e. V. für Deutschland und die Schweiz - Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Duration: 3 Sept 20186 Sept 2018


ConferenceNIR 2018: Wellen-Strahlung- Felder
Abbreviated titleNIR 2018


  • occupational saftey
  • electromagnetic fields
  • EMF
  • 2013/35/EU
  • EU directive

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