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Section XVI

Confocal Microscopes

Laser scanning confocal microscopes are Class 1 laser systems that contain embedded Class 3 or Class 4 lasers. When the confocal microscope is used as intended, no control measures are necessary.

If the protective housing is removed for alignment, maintenance or service activities, a temporary laser-controlled area shall be established and control measures appropriate to the class of the embedded laser shall be implemented.

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