Laser eyewear is specifically designed to protect the eyesight of those who are exposed to electromagnetic radiation light while on the job. You might not think it, but laser light comes in an array of intensities, so selecting the right eyewear for your place of work should always be done with advice from your manager.
The most important step in selecting the right safety glasses is determining which type of lasers you are exposed to. There are three major factors that contribute to this, and therefore the strength of the lenses you will need.
The first is to evaluate the work environment involving these light beams. Typically, workers encounter either direct or diffuse viewing situations. In direct viewing, no safety protocols are implemented to decrease employees' exposure to these beams. In diffuse viewing, personnel only encounter refracted light from the lasers.
Second, you should check the wavelength of the laser or lasers in your workplace, which are measured in either nano or micrometers. There will be two measurements: the aiming length and the operating length. In most cases, the operating length is the relevant measure. Be sure that your laser eyewear is rated above this measure.
Third, you should determine the amount of power released by the lasers you work with, indicated by watts. However, this can also be expressed in Hertz, joules or seconds.
Given the complex nature of lasers and the seemingly infinite possibilities for their use, it's always advisable to consult your manager in order to choose the right protection level for your work environment. Safety Company offers a variety of laser safety glasses, so no matter your field or the intensity of the lasers you work with, we have the right gear for you.