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    Safety of laser products A user\'s guide

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  07-07-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  25-02-2004

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    1 Scope and object
    2 Terms and definitions
    3 Administrative policies
       3.1 Safety responsibilities
       3.2 Competent persons
       3.3 Laser Safety Officer
       3.4 Information and training
    4 Laser radiation hazards
       4.1 Laser products
       4.2 Exposure to laser radiation
       4.3 Determining the level of laser exposure
    5 Determining the maximum permissible exposure (MPE)
       5.1 General remarks
       5.2 Repetitively pulsed or modulated lasers
       5.3 Multiple wavelengths
       5.4 Extended source MPEs
       5.5 Hazard distance and hazard area
    6 Associated hazards
       6.1 Additional health hazards
       6.2 Hazards arising from the laser
       6.3 Hazards arising from the environment
       6.4 Control of associated hazards
    7 Evaluating risk
       7.1 Hazards and risks
       7.2 Risk assessment: Stage 1 - Identifying potentially
           injurious situations
       7.3 Risk assessment: Stage 2 - Assessing risk for
           potentially injurious situations
       7.4 Risk assessment: Stage 3 - Selecting control measures
    8 Control measures
       8.1 General
       8.2 Hazard reduction
       8.3 Enclosing the hazard
       8.4 Hazard mitigation
       8.5 Equipment servicing
    9 Maintenance of safe operation
    10 Incident reporting and accident investigation
    11 Medical surveillance
    Annex A (informative) Examples of interlock systems for
                          laser controlled areas
    Annex B (informative) Examples of calculations
    Annex C (informative) Biophysical considerations

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    Provides guidance on best practice in the safe use of laser products that conform to IEC 60825-1.

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    This technical report provides guidance on best practice in the safe use of laser products that conform to IEC 60825-1. The terms \'laser product\' and \'laser equipment\' as used in this document also refer to any device, assembly or system, which is capable of emitting optical radiation produced by a process of stimulated emission. However, unlike IEC 60825-1, this document does not cover light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Class 1 laser products normally pose no hazard and Class 2 laser products present only a minimal hazard. With these products, it is normally sufficient to follow the warnings on the product labels and the manufacturer\'s instructions for safe use. Further protective measures as described in this document should not be necessary. This document emphasizes evaluation of the risk from higher power lasers, but the users of the lower power lasers may benefit from the information contained. This technical report can be applied to the use of any product that incorporates a laser, whether or not it is sold or offered for sale. Therefore, it applies to specially constructed lasers (including experimental and prototype systems). This technical report is intended to help laser users and their employers to understand the general principles of safety management (Clause 3), to identify the hazards that may be present (Clauses 4 to 6), to assess the risks of harm that may arise (Clause 7), and to set up and maintain appropriate control measures (Clauses 8 to 11). Reference is made in this document to laser \'users\'. This should be taken to include persons having responsibility for safety in addition to those who actually work with or operate laser equipment.

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    Committee EPL/76
    Development Note Supersedes 02/206661 DC. (05/2004)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    IEC TR 60825-9:1999 Safety of laser products - Part 9: Compilation of maximum permissible exposure to incoherent optical radiation
    IEC 60825-2:2004+AMD1:2006+AMD2:2010 CSV Safety of laser products - Part 2: Safety of optical fibre communication systems (OFCS)
    IEC 60825-4:2006+AMD1:2008+AMD2:2011 CSV Safety of laser products - Part 4: Laser guards
    IEC 60050-845:1987 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 845: Lighting
    IEC 60825-1:2014 Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements
    IEC TR 60825-10:2002 Safety of laser products - Part 10: Application guidelines and explanatory notes to IEC 60825-1
    IEC 60027-1:1992 Letters symbols to be used in electrical technology - Part 1: General
    IEC 60601-2-22:2007+AMD1:2012 CSV Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical, cosmetic, therapeutic and diagnostic laser equipment
    EN 207:2017 Personal eye-protection equipment - Filters and eye-protectors against laser radiation (laser eye-protectors)
    IEC TR 60825-8:2006 Safety of laser products - Part 8: Guidelines for the safe use of laser beams on humans
    ISO/IEC Guide 51:2014 Safety aspects Guidelines for their inclusion in standards
    IEC TS 60825-7:2000 Safety of laser products - Part 7: Safety of products emitting infrared optical radiation, exclusively used for wireless 'free air' data transmission and surveillance
    IEC 60300-3-9:1995 Dependability management - Part 3: Application guide - Section 9: Risk analysis of technological systems
    ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004 Standardization and related activities General vocabulary
    IEC TR 60825-5:2003 Safety of laser products - Part 5: Manufacturer's checklist for IEC 60825-1
    IEC 61010-1:2010+AMD1:2016 CSV Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements
    IEC TS 60825-6:1999 Safety of laser products - Part 6: Safety of products with optical sources, exclusively used for visible information transmission to the human eye
    IEC 61040:1990 Power and energy measuring detectors, instruments and equipment for laser radiation
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