Laser hazards are addressed in specific standards for the construction industry.
Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the most part, these states adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some states have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.
This section highlights OSHA standards, directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to laser hazards.
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
For additional information on specific state plans or other general standards, see the general industry Standards section.
For information on controls, see the general industry Hazard Recognition section.
Many workers are unaware of the potential hazards in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to injury. The following references aid in recognizing and controlling laser hazards in construction.
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