International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

TC 106

Methods for the assessment of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields associated with human exposure

 
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WG 8 Convenor & Members

Convenor
National

Committee
Mr Kenichi Yamazaki
 JP
Member
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National

Committee
Mr François DESCHAMPSFR
Mr S.K. DubeyIN
Ms Laura FilosaIT
Mr Fang HanUS
Mr Hai JiangUS
Mr Frank KiernanIE
Mr Marco KLINGLERFR
Mr Byeongyoon LeeKR
Mr Harshit ModiIN
Mr Ashutosh PandeyIN
Ms Kanako WakeJP

Title & Task

WG 8

Addressing methods for assessment of contact current related to human exposures to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields

 

The task of the group will include the following:

a) Identification of a suitable scope for exposure condition against contact currents covered by TC106 documents – Clear distinction from electrical safety or spark discharges may be required, not including electrical shock;
b) Determinations of measuring methods for contact currents – Different methods should be provided for stimulation-based frequency ranges (< 10 MHz, for example) and heat-based frequency ranges (>100 kHz, for example). The initial task will focus on the stimulation-based low frequency range;
c) Determinations of an electrical circuit that represents the characteristics of human response – IEC 60990 (Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current) will be an important input;
d) Preparation of a suitable document addressing this matter – Technical report or other deliverables will be prepared (Target date for preparation of the initial document: August 2016);
e) Consider potential liaisons with other PT/ MTs within IEC TC 106.