Laser pointers and Events involving Laser Radiation

Laser pointers and Laser shows: Dangers and Protection.

Laser pointers

Laserpointer

In den letzten Jahren sind vermehrt gefährliche Laserpointer in Umlauf gekommen, die zu Augen- und Hautschäden führen können. Besonders über das Internet werden solche Laser, die in Europa und in der Schweiz nicht zugelassen sind, angeboten. Das BAG hat Empfehlungen zu einem sicheren Gebrauch und Erwerb herausgegeben.

Merkblatt: Vorsicht Laserpointer

Events involving laser radiation

Lasershow

Some events involving laser radiation use very powerful lasers with output powers of several watts. When a laser beam of such strength - even for a very short duration - hits the eye, temporary visual impairment, after-images, reading impairment and in severe cases permanent damage to the eye may be caused. In order to minimise these risks and to protect the public of such hazardous radiation, the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Protection Against Hazards Arising from Non-Ionising Radiation and Sound (O-NIRSA) stipulates appropriate measures such as a notification obligation for events and competence.

Guidance for events involving laser radiation

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Last modification 26.02.2019

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Division of Radiological Protection
Non-ionising Radiation and Dosimetry Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Berne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 58 462 96 14
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