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Lasers are used in many workplaces, including manufacturing, lumber, construction, and health care. However, they present unique hazards, which can come from the beam itself – such as burns to the eyes or skin – or from the equipment that generates the beam, such as electrical hazards. When workers use or are exposed to Class IIIB or Class IV lasers, Oregon OSHA expects the employer to have a laser safety officer.

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    • Lasers: Safe work practices
      An overview of the hazards associated with lasers. Briefly describes the classes of lasers and when you need to have a laser safety officer. Includes answers to frequently asked questions.
      English  04/15/2011

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    • Laser Inspection Guidelines
      Purpose: This directive provides policy guidance affecting the use of Class IIIB and Class IV lasers and enforcement policy related to these laser classifications when used in general industry and construction.
      A-285  01/09/2012

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