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AS 2243.5:2024


Safety in laboratories, Part 5: Non-ionizing radiations - Electromagnetic, sound and ultrasound

AS 2243.5:2024 provides information on non-ionizing radiations encountered in laboratories and the associated hazards. It also specifies requirements and gives recommendations in order to prevent injury by these radiations or by other hazards associated with their use.
Published: 15/03/2024
Pages: 36
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Terms and definitions
1.4 Wavelength bands
2 General principles of protection
2.1 Hazard identification, risk assessment and control process
2.1.1 General
2.1.2 Risk assessment
2.2 Hierarchy of controls
2.3 Controls
2.3.1 General
2.3.2 Training
2.3.3 Signage
2.3.4 Maintenance and service
2.4 Radiation incident and accident reporting
2.4.1 Reporting
2.4.2 Composition of the report
2.4.3 Disposition of equipment
2.4.4 Distribution of reports
2.5 Statutory requirements
3 Ultraviolet radiation
3.1 General
3.2 Sources of UV radiation
3.3 Hazards
3.3.1 Direct hazards
3.3.2 Indirect hazards
3.4 Recommended exposure limits
3.4.1 Maximum permissible values
3.4.2 Limitations in application
3.5 Protection
4 Visible light
4.1 General
4.2 Sources of visible light
4.3 Hazards
4.3.1 Direct hazards
4.3.2 Indirect hazards
4.4 Recommended exposure limits
4.5 Protection
5 Infrared radiation
5.1 General
5.2 Sources of radiation
5.3 Hazards
5.4 Recommended exposure limits
5.5 Protection
6 Radiofrequency radiation
6.1 General
6.2 Sources of radiation
6.3 Hazards and effects
6.3.1 Direct effects
6.3.2 Indirect effects
6.4 Exposure limits
6.5 Protection
7 Extremely low frequency, and static electric and magnetic fields
7.1 General
7.2 Sources of ELF and static EMF
7.3 Hazards
7.3.1 Direct hazards
7.3.2 Indirect hazards
7.4 Exposure limits
7.5 Protection
8 Lasers
8.1 General
8.2 Hazards
8.2.1 Direct hazards
8.2.2 Indirect hazards
8.3 Maximum permissible exposure
8.4 Protection
8.4.1 Classification of lasers
8.4.2 Precautions
9 Sound
9.1 General
9.2 Sources of noise
9.3 Hazards
9.3.1 Effects of noise
9.3.2 Hazards to hearing
9.3.3 Interference with speech communication
9.3.4 Disturbance of concentration on tasks
9.3.5 Low frequency sound and infrasound non auditory effects
9.4 Exposure levels
9.4.1 Workplace noise
9.4.2 Leisure noise
9.5 Reducing exposure to hazardous levels of noise
10 Ultrasonic radiation
10.1 General
10.2 Sources of airborne ultrasonic radiation
10.3 Hazards
10.4 Recommended exposure levels
10.5 Protection
Appendix A
Appendix B
B.1 General
B.2 Hazards
B.3 Maximum permissible exposure levels
B.4 Classification of lasers and fibre systems
B.5 User precautions
Appendix C
C.1 General
C.2 Description
C.3 Application
C.4 Wording on labels
Cited references in this standard
AS/NZS IEC 60825-14
Safety of laser products, Part 14: A user’s guide
AS/NZS IEC 60825-1
Safety of laser products, Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements
AS/NZS ISO 19818-1
Eye and face protection — Protection against laser radiation, Part 1: Requirements and test methods
Filters for eye protectors, Part 1: Filters for protection against radiation generated in welding and allied operations
Personal eye protection, Part 1: Eye and face protectors for occupational applications
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