TC 76

Optical radiation safety and laser equipment

 

Detail

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Current

Status

Frcst Pub

Date

Stability

Date

TC 76WG 8 R. HendersonPPUB 2021

History

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PNW
76/231/NP PDF file 173 kB
2001-06-01 
ANW
76/238/RVN PDF file 119 kB
2001-10-262001-10
1CD
76/245/CD PDF file 283 kB
2002-05-312002-06
A2CD
76/268/CC PDF file 296 kB
2003-05-162002-09
CDTR
76/271/DTR PDF file 1101 kB
2003-06-132003-06
DECFDIS
2003-12-10 
DECPUB
2003-12-112004-03
APUB
76/282/RVC Word file 210 kB
PDF file 318 kB
2003-12-122003-11
BPUB
2003-12-132003-12
RPUB
2003-12-24 
PPUB
2004-02-252004-03
 2019-07

Abstract

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.

Project

IEC TR 60825-14:2004 ED1

Safety of laser products - Part 14: A user's guide

 

 

Associated Documents:

76/632/RR

PDF file 24 kB
76/595/DL

PDF file 769 kB
76/432/RR

PDF file 63 kB