Government and industry in the UK have published a Code of Practice on the control of microshocks and other indirect effects.
Microshocks happen when a person and a conducting object acquire charge in an electric field. The charge can then transfer in a small spark at a single point of the person’s skin. They can be annoying but are not usually regarded as a health or safety issue.
The Code of Practice sets out measures that can be used to control microshocks, with easier measures to be adopted first if possible, and a recognition that in some situations there may be no realistic way of eliminating microshocks.
This is the third Code of Practice to be adopted in this way in the UK, providing a suite of documents setting out the details of how EMF issues are controlled.
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