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DODD 6055.11

Protecting Personnel from Electromagnetic Fields

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Organization: DOD
Publication Date: 31 August 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 13
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PURPOSE. This Instruction:

a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.11 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (b)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (c)) to update policy, responsibilities, and procedures for protecting personnel from exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from 0 to 300 gigahertz (GHz).

b. Removes laser content, which is covered in DoDI 6055.15 (Reference (d)).

c. Establishes the DoD Transmitted EMF Radiation Protection (TERP) Working Group to provide technical guidance and recommend policy on EMF safety and health matters within the Department of Defense in accordance with DoDI 6055.01 (Reference (e)).

d. Establishes the DoD EMF Injury Hotline.

e. Expands guidance to include exposure to EMFs from 0 to 3 kilohertz (kHz) in accordance with the American National Standards Institute/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) C95.6-2002 (Reference (f)).

APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:

a. Applies to the OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").

b. Applies to DoD operations, activities, and installations worldwide, including Governmentowned, contractor-operated facilities and non-DoD activities operating on DoD installations.

c. Does not apply to patients exposed to EMFs as part of a diagnostic or therapeutic medical or dental treatment.

d. Does not apply to potential or suspected adverse health effects in persons with implanted electronic medical devices (such as pacemakers), metal implants (such as orthopedic appliances), or stents, shunts, or wires attributable to EMF levels below the maximum permissible exposure (MPE). Exposures to these devices below the MPE are covered by Food and Drug Administration guidelines for each medical device.

Document History

DODD 6055.11
August 31, 2018
Protecting Personnel from Electromagnetic Fields
PURPOSE. This Instruction: a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.11 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (b)) and the guidance in DoDD...
October 10, 2017
Protecting Personnel from Electromagnetic Fields
PURPOSE. This Instruction: a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.11 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (b)) and the guidance in DoDD...
August 19, 2009
Protecting Personnel from Electromagnetic Fields
PURPOSE. This Instruction: Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.11 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (b)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E...
PROTECTION OF DOD PERSONNEL FROM EXPOSURE TO RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION AND MILITARY EXEMPT LASERS
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February 21, 1995
PROTECTION OF DOD PERSONNEL FROM EXPOSURE TO RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION AND MILITARY EXEMPT LASERS (ADMINISTRATIVE REISSUANCE INCORPORATING CHANGE 1, MAY 6, 1996)
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August 20, 1986
PROTECTION OF DOD PERSONNEL FROM EXPOSURE TO RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION AND MILITARY EXEMPT LASERS (ADMINISTRATIVE REISSUANCE INCORPORATING CHANGE 1, MAY 6, 1996)
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