Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Radio Active Decay Series

Example Controls Required for Laser Classes from ANSI Z-136.1 (1988)

y  =  yes      s  =  sometimes    --  = no           

Control Measures


Protective Housing y y y y y y
Interlocks on Protective Housing -- -- -- y y y
Limited Open Beam Path -- -- -- -- y y
Beam Stop or Attenuator -- -- -- s s y
Activation Warning System -- -- -- -- s y
Labels -- y y y y y
Area Posting -- -- s s y y
Standard Operating Procedures -- -- -- -- s y
Output Emission Limitations -- -- -- LSO Determines
Education and Training -- -- -- y y y
Authorized Personnel -- -- -- -- y y
Alignment Procedures -- -- y y y y
Eye Protection -- -- -- -- s y
Spector Control -- -- -- -- s y
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