Laser radiation: introduction and safety advice

These documents include an introduction to lasers and laser safety and guidelines on the safety of hand-held laser pointers and laser pens.


Ubiquitous lasers

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The first document is an illustrated booklet giving an introduction to lasers and laser safety. It includes information on laser beam interactions with the eye and skin, legislation governing laser use, laser classification, and practical laser safety.

The second document describes the properties of laser radiation and provides safety advice on devices such as laser pointers and laser pens.

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Published 8 August 2014
Last updated 15 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Laser radiation: safety advice'.

  2. First published.

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