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Legal requirements and guidelines for the control of harmful laser generated particles, vapours and gases
Author(s): John Horsey
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9657, Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015), 965709 (1 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179477
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John Horsey, BOFA International Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9657:
Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015)
Mike Green; Cath Rose, Editor(s)

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