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Operator Health and Safety

HEALTH & SAFETY

The health and safety of our customers is very important to us. We often receive questions concerning the health effects of magnetic fields to end users. If you have specific concerns, please feel free to call us at 1-800-225-7554.

Magnetic Fields

There is no evidence suggesting adverse health effects due to exposure of magnetic fields. The World Health Organization concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences associated with such exposure.

Further, it is our philosophy that stray magnetic fields are wasted energy. Data Security, Inc. designs degaussers to contain the magnetic fields inside the machine to magnify the erasure strength, thus maximizing the performance of the equipment.

Operator Safety

Data Security, Inc. manufactures degaussers to minimize operator involvement in the degaussing process, per NSA requirements. Users insert the media, press start and remove the media at the end of the cycle, or the user inserts media, turns the electricity-free handle and removes the media after the cycle. These easy-to-operate designs have many advantages over commercial table-top or platform style degaussers that require users to be involved with the hard drive throughout the degaussing process:

  • Users concerned with magnetic fields can almost completely avoid them.
  • Users avoid intense interaction between hard disk drives and magnetic fields produced by eddy currents.
  • Users avoid flying objects from damaged media.
  • Users operate equipment in peace and quiet.

Medical Implants

For additional safety, users with any kind of medical implant should consult with a doctor before operating any degaussing equipment.

Environmental Considerations

Data Security Inc. is proud to be an environmentally friendly company, doing our part to protect the environment for future generations. We’re committed to recycling, energy conservation and using locally made, non-toxic products in our manufacturing process. In addition to our in-house efforts, the degaussers and destruction device equipment we manufacture will help you protect the environment by having little to no carbon footprint. Use of Data Security, Inc. equipment allows magnetic media to be recycled without fear of information being stolen.

Degausser Recycling

To further our environmental stewardship, we also offer a degausser recycling program, we take your outdated degausser for recycling, in turn we give you credits towards the purchase of a new degausser.