Accession Number : AD0721088

Title :   Laser Safety.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER ORLANDO FLA

Personal Author(s) : Mohon,Windell Neil

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : A literature survey of the most recent laser safety parameters and precautions is presented. Recent laser safety legislation is discussed. The basic features of a laser are discussed. Recommended safe exposure levels are given for the eye and skin. Models are discussed for the eye and skin. Damage thresholds are listed for the eye and skin. Formulas are derived for calculating laser radiation exposure levels. Hazards associated with laser operation are discussed and recommendations are made. The contents for a basic laser safety program are presented. This program includes the basic opthalmologic and dermatologic tests which should be given to personnel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, SAFETY), X RAYS, RADIATION INJURIES, RADIATION EFFECTS, SKIN(ANATOMY), EYE, MASERS, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE