Safety Guidelines for Lasers and Other Hazardous Optical Source
Exhibitors assume sole responsibility for operating all lasers or other hazardous optical sources in their exhibit in full compliance with applicable health and safety codes so that no safety hazard is presented to meeting attendees, to other exhibitors or to themselves. The following guidelines are provided as an aid for specifying these responsibilities.
- Safety Manager - Each exhibit operating lasers or other hazardous optical sources shall have one knowledgeable individual who is designated safety manager and who is responsible for providing reasonable safety training and surveillance within the exhibit throughout the entire meeting.
- No laser equipment shall be left unattended in operable condition.
- Demonstrations - Exhibitors demonstrating or displaying lasers must comply with all provisions of ANSI Z136.1. All laser maintenance must be performed in accordance with these procedures as well.
- No patient care shall be rendered within an exhibit.
- Certification - All operating laser products must have been certified as meeting the requirement of Federal Laser Product Performance Standards, (21CFR1040).
Reminder: Exhibitors are solely responsible and liable for the safe operation of lasers and other hazardous optical sources in their exhibit.