RSS-102 — Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)

Preface

Radio Standards Specification 102, Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands), sets out the requirements and measurement techniques used to evaluate radio frequency (RF) exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus designed to be used within the vicinity of the human body.

RSS 102, Issue 5, will be in force immediately for the purposes of certifying new equipment. All devices currently certified that are manufactured, imported or sold in Canada must be in compliance with the revised standard 180 days after its publication on the Industry Canada website — no matter when they were originally certified. Some requirements will not be in force immediately as outlined in Notice 2015-DRS001 available at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00080.html.

Changes:

  1. Section 1: Clarification related to the scope of the standard has been made.
  2. Section 1.1: The definitions of limb-worn devices and separation distance have been added, and the definition of RF exposure evaluation and controlled use has been revised.
  3. Section 2.2: Clarification related to the RF exposure technical brief has been made.
  4. Section 2.5.1: Exemption limits for routine evaluation -SAR evaluation have been revised.
  5. Section 2.5.2: Exemption limits for routine evaluation -RF exposure evaluation have been added.
  6. Section 2.6: Clarification related to the user manual has been made.
  7. Section 3: Clarification on test reduction and fast SAR methods and on the priority list of documents has been made.
  8. Section 3.1: Clarification on the following items has been made: devices with push-to-talk capability; on the test distance for certain types of devices; for devices with a very low transmission duty factor; and on the test channel to first be tested in a SAR evaluation.
  9. Section 3.1.1: The SAR measurement method for body-worn devices has been revised.
  10. Section 3.1.2: The SAR Measurement of Devices Containing Multiple Transmitters has been revised.
  11. Section 3.1.3: Clarification has been made on the SAR measurement for specific technology and other types of devices.
  12. Section 4: The Safety Code 6 limits have been revised and clarification on the averaging time for SAR evaluation has been made.
  13. Annex A: Clarification has been made related to the standard(s) and/or procedure(s) used for the evaluation and an addition of the Industry Canada (IC) Certification Number and the name of the SAR/RF exposure testing laboratory has been entered.
  14. Annex B: A revision has been made to add the model number and the IC Certification Number.
  15. Annex C: A revision has been made to add the model number and the IC Certification Number; clarification has been made related to the submission.
  16. Annex E: Clarification has been made related to operating tolerance and the local SAR measurement; additional reporting requirements for test reduction and fast SAR methods were added.

Issued under the authority of
the Minister of Industry

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Daniel Duguay
Acting Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch


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