|LASER SURVEY FORMS
Appendix XII (adapted from NMSU Lab Guide - dls)
|Instrument name: _____________________________________________________________|
I II III IV V
|Is instrument designed to be portable?||
|Manufacturer's suggestions for facility safeguards:||Additional facility safeguards deemed necessary:|
|Manufacturer's suggestions for safety procedures & PPE:||Additional safety procedures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) deemed necessary|
|Protective eyewear||Training session for all employees Occupational vision program|
LASER SAFETY PROCEDURES
___ Appoint a Safety Officer for the lab (well trained).
___ Post Lab Safety Rules for all to see.
___ Label ALL lasers with Classification and Wavelength Information.
___ Wear eye protection (provide glasses at each laser station).
___ Enclose beam path (beam blocks).
___ Reduce beam power level using ND filters during alignment.
___ Use hazard signs (see examples in guide) and lights door interlocks.
___ Place the beam paths at levels below or above the natural standing or sitting positions to avoid inadvertent exposure.
___ Restrict area assess.
___ No fooling around.
___ No liquids or food in the lab area.
___ Post the emergency phone numbers and Procedures for Handling Safety Problems in a conspicuous location.
___ Require all personnel to take a laser safety course and to pass a written and oral exam.
Lab Safety Guide