||PPE Selection - Optical Radiation
work and similar operations create intense
concentrations of heat, ultraviolet, infrared, and reflected light
radiation. A laser beam, of sufficient power, can produce
greater than those experienced when looking directly at the sun.
laser exposure may result in eye injuries including retinal burns, cataracts,
and permanent blindness. When lasers produce invisible ultraviolet,
or other radiation, both employees and visitors should
use appropriate eye protection at
Determine the maximum power density, or intensity, lasers produce when workers are exposed to
laser beams. Based on this knowledge, select lenses that protect against
the maximum intensity. The selection of laser protection
should depend upon the lasers in use and the operating conditions. Workers
with exposure to
laser beams must be furnished suitable laser protection.
[29 CFR 1926.102(b)(2)]