Radiation Safety
Safety Rules in Physics Laboratory

This is a list of suggested "do's and don'ts" for laser users to bear in mind when working in physics laboratory, it should help students to work safely.

  • Do not look into a laser beam.
  • Keep room lights on brightly if possible.
  • Remove personal jewellery. Watches, rings etc act as reflectors.
  • Locate and terminate all laser beams. Make sure that all beams are terminated with a suitable beam dump which is capable of handling the power of the laser beam.
  • Keep beams in a horizontal plane below eye level, preferably at waist height.
  • Don't bend down below beam height.
  • Wear laser safety protection. Be certain that you have suitable eyewear provided and wear it. Protect skin as well as eyes. Don't put bare hands into a laser beam.

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