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ESH DocDB Document 5199-v2

STUDENT'S EYE WAS EXPOSED TO A 30W LASER WHILE WEARING PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR- NO INJURIES

Document #:
ESH-doc-5199-v2
Document type:
Guidance/Information
Submitted by:
David Baird
Updated by:
Matt Quinn
Document Created:
14 Jun 2019, 13:16
Contents Revised:
14 Jun 2019, 14:49
Metadata Revised:
14 Jun 2019, 14:49
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Abstract:
On June 7, 2019, a graduate student working in Experimental Equipment Lab, lab 102A, was tasked with checking the laser power and wavelength of a laser. Upon finishing that task, they began checking the fiber surfaces of the two unused fibers using a fiber inspection scope. The student then picked up the third fiber and began inspecting it. The student quickly realized the fiber was connected to the Class IV (30W) laser which was still energized and projecting beam. Fortunately, the student was wearing protective eyewear, which is required upon entry into this lab. They did not feel any adverse effects from the exposure.
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