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The radiation safety of lasers used for display purposes

The radiation safety of lasers used for display purposes
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For employers and employees using lasers in entertainment, theatre and public exhibition work; also for companies manufacturing or supplying such equipment.

This comprehensive information on the radiation safety problems to consider is prompted by the fact that most lasers used in the leisure sector have outputs high enough to cause significant risk of eye injury. Moreover, if higher than 0.5 watts output then burn is a potential danger. Accordingly, this scopes critical issues such as the regulatory bodies to be consulted, strict user and supplier requirements and installation safety assessment.

Also contains an extensive list of definitions, all pertinent to this complex subject, which operators must be aware of, such as beam divergence, diffuse reflection, collateral radiation and many others.

Updated: 2014-03-20