Environmental, Health and Safety Services

When assessing the work area for laser hazards, do you include all lasers?

There are many different degrees of laser hazards. High-powered lasers (class 3b and 4) pose a significant risk of injury. Laser pointers are of lower power, are classified for general use by the public and require no special PPE if used properly. In general, read and follow the manufacturer's instructions if you are unsure about the type(s) of PPE that may be needed for any type of equipment.