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Reference EN 50496:2008
Title Determination of workers' exposure to electromagnetic fields and assessment of risk at a broadcast site
Project Number 17192
Abstract/Scope The object of this standard is to provide methods for assessing compliance with the requirements of the Directive 2004/40/EC [8] at a site operating one or more broadcast transmitters. This standard covers the frequency range up to 40 GHz. NOTE The Council and European Parliament Directive 2004/40/EC will be transposed into national legislation in all the EU member countries. It is recommended that users of this standard consult the national legislation related to this transposition in order to identify the national regulations and requirements. These national regulations and requirements may have additional requirements that are not covered by this standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-11-07
Current Stage code deadline 2009-09-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-12-30


Directive(s) EMF (2004/40/EC)
Mandate(s) M/315; M/351
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 17.240 - Radiation measurements
Keywords Exposure; Worker; Electromagnetic field; Broadcast site; Risk
Note Related to EN 50420 (pr=14953) and EN 50421 (pr=14955) * While prEN 50XXX (pr=16683) is related to general public exposure, this prEN is related to occupational exposure * Incorporates content of prEN 50477 (stopped)
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-11-07 2009-09-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-09-01 2009-01-01  
5061 2008-06-26 2008-09-01  
5060 2008-04-14 2008-05-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-02-08 2008-04-11 export to doc file  EN
4060 2007-04-10 2007-06-10 export to doc file  EN
4099 2007-03-28 2007-12-30  
4020 2006-11-03 2007-04-06 export to doc file  EN
3099 2006-05-16 2006-11-04  
1099 2005-12-06    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-11-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-09-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 50413:2008
EN 50420:2006
EN 50475:2008
EN 50499:2008
EN 62226-2-1:2005

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.