The government recommended safety practices for a given laser system will depend on its classification. The following list highlights the criteria used to classify lasers, as well as listing the key safety considerations when operating a system within the indicated classification. See “See ANSI Z136.1 or IEC 60825-1” for a comprehensive discussion of these safety topics. average output power (watts) and limiting exposure time inherent in the design are considered. are considered.
These systems are also classified as “Exempt” lasers. They are normally not hazardous with respect to continuous viewing, or are designed in a way that prevents human access to laser radiation (e.g., laser printers).
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