Laser Safety Toolbox Talk Handout

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BENEFITS
You may think that the risk of exposure to radiation is only a hazard for healthcare or veterinary workers who work with or near X-ray machines. But many types of devices emit or produce potentially harmful radiation, including lasers. So it’s important that workers who work with lasers understand the hazards that these devices may pose and how to protect themselves.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this handout for your OHS program, operations, equipment, and the laser safety and radiation requirements in the OHS and related laws in your jurisdiction. Give it to workers as part of a safety talk to educate them on the types of lasers, the hazards these devices can pose and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

University of Chicago

Ontario Ministry of Labour