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Non-ionizing radiation

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Non-ionizing radiation is described as a series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light. Non-ionizing radiation includes the spectrum of ultraviolet (UV), visible light, infrared (IR), microwave (MW), radio frequency (RF), and extremely low frequency (ELF). Lasers commonly operate in the UV, visible, and IR frequencies. Non-ionizing radiation is found in a wide range of occupational settings and can pose a considerable health risk to potentially exposed workers if not properly controlled.

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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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