The EU-Directive 2013/35/EC on minimum health and safety requirements on the exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields came into force in July 2016.

It engages employers in the European Union to evaluate all their workplaces with regard to electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure. In order to support employers in their duty the platform EMES (Electromagnetic Fields Evaluation System) was developed.

By inclusion of various exposure sources in the EMES data repository, assessed via standardized measurement or calculation procedures, this data set can be used to evaluate work places. EMES is very efficient in term of time consumption and provides legal security due to the chosen evaluation approach.

The idea and the complex algorithm for exposure evaluation of EMES were developed by the AUVA, software development and source evaluation are performed by AIT and Seibersdorf Laboratories. To enhance the impact of EMES data from new commercially available electromagnetic sources can be feeded into the EMES database. The main challenges of the crowdtasking platform EMES are therefore to engage and motivate experts and manufacturers and to check the correctness of the provided data.


Doris Leopold

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