Laser safety in the lab [electronic resource]
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Chapter 1. Hazard classification
- Chapter 2. Regulatory landscape
- Chapter 3. The laser safety officer
- Chapter 4. Biological effects
- Chapter 5. Hazard evaluation by LSO or user self-assessment
- Chapter 6. Laser program elements and laser controls
- Chapter 7. Protective eyewear
- Chapter 8. Special lasers and applications
- Chapter 9. Nonbeam hazards
- Chapter 10. Life in the laser lab: rules for working in the laser lab
- Chapter 11. Laser accidents
- Chapter 12. Building a laser safety culture
- Chapter 13. Lay of the lab: hints for designing your laser lab
- Appendix A. Laser basics abridged
- Appendix B. Laser calculation hints
- Appendix C. Laser safety illustrations
- Appendix D. Glossary.
- There is no more challenging setting for laser use than a research environment. In almost every other setting the laser controls count on engineering controls, and human exposure is kept to a minimum. In research, however, the user often manipulates the optical layout and thereby places him or herself in peril, but this does not mean that accidents and injury are unavoidable. On the contrary, laser accidents can be avoided by following a number of simple approaches. Laser Safety in the Lab provides the laser user and laser safety officer with practical guidelines from housekeeping to eyewear to on-the-job training.
- Publication date
- Ken Barat.
- SPIE Press monograph ; PM212
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