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UV Laser Radiation: Skin Hazards and Skin Protection Controls

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Michael Woods and Jeff Corbett, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The words “laser safety” bring to mind eye protection, but protecting the skin is also important, especially with UV lasers, where moderate-to-long exposures to diffuse reflections must be considered. Skin-hazard descriptions and control requirements related to UV laser radiation can be found in the ANSI Z136 safety standard, the OSHA Technical Manual and the ACGIH handbook of threshold limit values. These references provide practical guidance on UV skin hazards. Controls – based on these references and on a few example calculations – can help keep UV laser users...Read full article

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