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Laser safety: a few reminders

Posted by Geoff Shannon on Tue, Dec 08, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

I have written before about laser safety but two topics come up again and again, so I thought it would be useful to review them.  Namely: 

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Topics: laser safety

Laser welding, marking, cutting? Top 2 safety questions answered!

Posted by Barbara Kuntz on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 09:03 AM
I get a lot of queries on laser safety topics in my role as laser safety officer at Miyachi Unitek, but I would say the two most frequently asked are:
  • What is the difference between a Class 1 and a Class 4 laser, and what are the safety requirements for each?
  • Which laser safety glasses should I use?

These are legitimate concerns, because even small amounts of laser light can result in permanent eye injuries, and higher power lasers can burn the skin as well.  And don't be fooled into thinking that you're safe just because you can't see the laser light - infrared lasers are particularly hazardous, since the eye's "blink reflex" is triggered only by visible light!

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Topics: laser safety, laser marking, laser cutting, laser welding

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