Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-183, 1976 Jul; :1-210
A listing was compiled by NIOSH of all lasers presently in use and their hazard classification according to the scheme to be proposed by OSHA. Through an Interagency Agreement with the United States Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA) the following objectives were attempted: to gather technical specifications on all lasers currently in use from the manufacturers' data sheets; to classify the laser from the manufacturers' specifications; and to confirm the manufacturers' data by measuring a small sample of lasers and cross checking the calibration of the manufacturers' instrumentation. Contained in this compilation was the resulting computerized list of almost 2500 models available from over 175 manufacturers and distributors in the laser safety field. It was possible to classify most lasers using the manufacturers' specifications if the user had not modified the laser. The many helium/neon lasers specified as 1.0 milliwatt output power were placed in Class-IIIa, since these lasers originally had an output power exceeding 1.0 milliwatt at the time of manufacture. It was noted that the user of the list should check the specifications available in the manual supplied with the particular laser against the parameters listed in the computer printout.
We take your privacy seriously. You can review and change the way we collect information below.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Cookies used to make website functionality more relevant to you. These cookies perform functions like remembering presentation options or choices and, in some cases, delivery of web content that based on self-identified area of interests.
Cookies used to track the effectiveness of CDC public health campaigns through clickthrough data.
Cookies used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on CDC.gov through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes by these third parties.