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Microwave oven safety

How Does a Microwave Oven Work?

The typical domestic Microwave oven has a power rating between 6and 5watts. More watts means more heat, while lower power means longer cooking time. Typical domestic microwave ovens operate at a frequency of GHz with an output power of 500W. (7)

Arethere any standards that apply to microwave ovens?

Health Canada established the Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations, under theRadiation Emitting Devices Act in order to govern the design, construction andfunction of microwave ovens that are sol leased or imported into Canada.

Microwave Oven Safety Tips

Practically everyone at the Lab uses a microwave oven to heat something — maybe lunch or snack in the common kitchen, or perhaps a liquid or media in a dedicated laboratory microwave. Several times a day even, we place a container in the microwave, press a few buttons and presto – it’s done. What could go wrong with something that simple?

You’d be surprised. More

Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Microwave oven safety guidelines

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

Microwave Oven Radiation Leakage Testing:

One of our trained Radiation Surveillance Technicians will visit your premises and conduct a 3- point analysis on your microwave ovens.