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Section VIII

Laser Hazard Evaluation

Different high-power lasers have different individual hazards, including optical hazards, UV radiation, high voltages, ozone generation, toxic chemicals and gases, etc.

A laser hazard evaluation shall be performed to identify all hazards associated with a laser or laser system and to determine the necessary control measures. The LSO Valerie Perez can provide assistance in performing the hazard evaluation.

The hazard evaluation will take into account the following aspects:

  • The laser or laser system’s capability of injuring personnel.
  • The environment in which the laser is used.
  • The personnel who may use or be exposed to laser radiation.

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