Requirements for Class 3B and 4 Lasers Form Number/Rev # EHS-00048-F1 R4 Class 3B Lasers and Laser Systems (Ultra Violet and near Infra Red): Includes all laser systems with power output 5-500 mW for CW or less than 0.03 joule (J) for a pulsed system (i.e. pulse width less than 0.25 second). Class 3B lasers will cause injury upon direct viewing of the beam and specular reflections. Class 4 Lasers and Laser Systems: Includes all laser systems with power levels greater than 500 mW CW or greater than 0.03 J for a pulsed system. Class 4 laser pose eye hazards, skin hazards, and fire hazards. Viewing the beam or specular reflections or exposure to diffuse reflections can cause eye and skin injuries. All control measures explained in this document must be implemented: Item no. 1 2 3 4 Description of Requirement Principal Laser User EHS (Initials and date) (Initials and date) Registration- Class 3B and 4 lasers must be registered with the FDA. Documentation- Submit Laser Inventory Forms (EHS-00016-F5) to EHS to determine the Nominal Hazard Zone (NHZ) for the class of laser. The Tool Commissioning Checklist must be completed with EHS and the Principal Laser User (PLU). Controlled areas- Class 3B and 4 lasers may be operated only in designated laser control areas or in other laser control areas approved by the EHS Department. The purpose of laser control areas is to confine laser hazards to well-defined spaces that are under the control of the laser user, thereby preventing injury to those visiting and working near the control area. Postings- For class 3B and 4 lasers, the area must be posted with appropriate warning signs that indicate the nature of the hazard. The wording on the signs will be specified by the EHS Department and conform to the ANSI Z136.1 guidelines. Such signs shall be posted at all entrances to the laser control area during the time a procedure utilizing the active beam is in progress, and shall be removed when the procedure is completed. Labels shall also be posted on the outside of the lasers with the laser class and wavelength. 5 6 7 Authorization- Class 3B and 4 lasers, only personnel who have been authorized by the PLU may operate the laser. The PLU to provide a list of authorized users to EHS. Training- The authorized users must complete EHS Laser Safety Training and provide ocular medical records. Beam Stop- All class 3B and 4 laser beams, other than those applied to tissue for surgical or therapeutic purposes, must be terminated at the end of their useful paths by a material that is non-reflective and (for class 4 lasers) fire resistant. Printed copies are considered uncontrolled. Verify revision prior to use. DCN0990 CNSE Confidential When Completed Page 1 of 2 Requirements for Class 3B and 4 Lasers Item no. 8 Description of Requirement EHS-00048-F1 R4 Principal Laser User EHS (Initials and date) (Initials and date) Eye Protection- Class 3B and 4 lasers should be mounted so that the beam path is not at eye level for standing or seated personnel. Laser protective eyewear of adequate optical density and threshold limit for the beams under manipulation must be provided and worn at any point where laser exposure could exceed the MPE. The need for laser eye protection must be balanced by the need for adequate visible light transmission. It is the responsibility of the PLU to obtain appropriate laser protective eyewear. For assistance in selecting laser eye protection, contact EHS. 9 10 Light Containment- Class 3B and 4 laser light levels in excess of the MPE must not pass the boundaries of the control area. All windows, doorways, open portals, and other openings through which light might escape from a laser control area must be covered or shielded in such a manner as to preclude the transmission of laser light. Where feasible, the laser user is required to keep all laser beams within the operating field, on the optical table or within the experimental envelope at all times. To maintain this control it is essential to be aware of all beams, including stray beams and/or reflections, and to terminate them with beam stops at the end of their useful paths. When a beam traverses to other tables or across aisles, the beam must be enclosed or the access to the aisle must be blocked to prevent personnel from exposure to the beam. Rapid Egress and Emergency Access- for Class 4 lasers- There must be provisions for rapid egress from a laser control area under all normal and emer

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