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Laser class question

Laserdude*2591

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If I have a Class 4 laser with all controls in place so that no emission is possible, do I consider this or can I refer to this as Class 1 operation?
 



Anthony P

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From FDA laser compliance guide:
Laser products are classified on the basis of the highest level of laser
radiation to which human access [1040.10(b)15)] is possible
during operation
only
. Other laser radiation fields to which human access is necessary
only
during maintenance or service
do not affect the classification but may affect
the labeling and safety interlock requirements. Use-factor data, if available
and adequately convincing, may be used in determining the level of laser
emissions from a product.
 







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