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Laser safety: classification is of little use
Author(s): J. C. M. Mossink; A. W. Zwaard
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Paper Abstract

Classification schemes to identify laser hazards may give a quick insight into the hazards of radiation. However the most serious accidents involve exposure to high voltages. Besides toxic chemicals may present hazards in laser work stations. In this paper an overview will be given of hazards associated with working with lasers. Special attention will be given to radiation hazards of laser-doppler anenometry and laser particle imaging techniques using argon and copper lasers.

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Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2052, Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150539
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J. C. M. Mossink, TNO Institute of Preventive Health Care (Netherlands)
A. W. Zwaard, Univ. of Leiden (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2052:
Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications
J. M. Bessem; R. Booij; H. W. H. E. Godefroy; P. J. de Groot; K. Krishna Prasad; F. F. M. de Mul; E. J. Nijhof, Editor(s)

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