c. Do not point a laser at anyone.
d. Be aware of the path of a laser beam whether you are handling a laser or
someone else is handling a laser. Stay out of the laser beam path.
e. Low energy infrared lasers can injure the eyes. Ordinary glass or plastic
lenses or visors will protect the eye from far-infrared laser radiation such as carbon
dioxide laser radiation. Exposure to laser radiation requires line of sight; therefore,
concealment, cover, or avoiding looking at a known or suspected laser threat is very
effective in preventing injury. DO NOT look at a laser light.
f. The best eye protection from lasers is the protective eyewear made for this
purpose. If such eyewear is lost or damaged, use any protective gear that is available.
Ordinary eyeglasses or sunglasses will afford a very limited amount of protection. Even
squinting can limit the amount of laser energy that enters the eye.
g. Protect your skin. When the hands or other parts of the body must be
exposed to potentially hazardous levels of laser radiation, use protective coverings,
gloves, or shields. Turn your face away from the target area. Shield laser welding and
cutting facilities to prevent people not involved from looking at what is happening.
h. Have periodic eye examinations because certain laser devices can cause
damage to the eye.
i. Be familiar with safety precautions for any laser device you are around, and
stay a safe distance away (as recommended).