1 July 2015 Legal requirements and guidelines for the control of harmful laser generated particles, vapours and gases
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Proceedings Volume 9657, Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015); 965709 (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179477
Event: Industrial Laser Applications Symposium 2015, 2015, Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper is a review of the Health and Safety laws and guidelines relating to laser generated emissions into the workplace and outside environment with emphasis on the differences between legal requirements and guideline advice. The types and nature of contaminants released by various laser processes (i.e. cutting, coding, engraving, marking etc) are discussed, together with the best methods for controlling them to within legal exposure limits. A brief description of the main extract air filtration techniques, including the principles of particulate removal and the action of activated carbon for gas/vapour/odour filtration, is given.
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John Horsey, "Legal requirements and guidelines for the control of harmful laser generated particles, vapours and gases", Proc. SPIE 9657, Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015), 965709 (1 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179477; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179477
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