This section has been reviewed and updated as needed: April 2014

  1. Use engineering controls (i.e. enclose the entire beam path) whenever possible to eliminate the need for laser protective eyewear.
  2. Wear approved laser protective eyewear as appropriate when working in the controlled area of a class 3b or 4 laser or laser system in an open beam configuration.
  3. Consult with the LSO on selection of appropriate laser protective eyewear for each laser.
  4. Keep laser protective eyewear in good condition, and replace any damaged or defective eyewear.
  5. Label laser protective eyewear with the laser type and/or wavelength of light against which the eyewear is designed to protect.