It is very important to follow health and safety recommendations when working around magnetic separation equipment. One hazard in particular can carry serious health risks.
According to heart.org, magnetic fields in magnets in devices and machinery can inhibit pulse generators for ICDs and pacemakers. In ICDs in particular, magnets can activate a switch prohibiting the ICD from delivering vital signals such as lifesaving shocks.
If you have an ICD or pacemaker, avoid contact with magnets and magnetic fields.
It is crucial that correct signs and notices are put up in these areas to alert persons of magnets in the area and that all workers are made aware in order to ensure their safety.
Note, you should always consult the advice of health professionals if you have an ICD or pacemaker and may work or be in the vicinity of magnets.
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