Employees with a medical pacemaker - such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) - are subject to certain electromagnetic restrictions that must be adhered to. Workers operating machinery may have magnetic EMF tolerances that are not compatible with their environment. If these tolerances are exceeded, ICD instruction manuals highlight a risk of sudden cardiac death as a result of ventricular fibrillation.
Our engineers have specific expertise involving the use of a “data-logging-body-harness” to perform calculus to simulate, as closely as possible, the same linear height/depth and magnetic penetration received directly by the thorax (implant area).
We offer a service that will test the operational machine equipment, graphically mapping the area for distortion forces and quantum magnetic penetrations, in both 3D and real time. Therefore, our engineers can confirm an environment’s suitability for any person fitted with a cardiac implant, pacemaker or defibrillator.
In cases where our EMF test confirms that the facility is compliant and in the event of an employee suffering from "ventricular tachycardia", our report will provide “electronic witness” that the employer has taken all possible measures to protect its workforce and that the electromagnetic equipment was unlikely to be the cause of the implant failure.