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AIR FORCE - AFI 48-139

LASER AND OPTICAL RADIATION PROTECTION PROGRAM

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Organization: AIR FORCE
Publication Date: 30 September 2014
Status: active
Page Count: 33
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Purpose.

The purpose of the laser and optical radiation protection program is to protect health and prevent injury that could have a debilitating effect on human performance. The program is designed to define and mitigate laser related risks. This program is a key component of the AF ESOH management system as directed in Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 90-8, Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health. Effective identification and control of laser and other optical radiation hazards is a force multiplier. Supervisors and commanders must: (T-0)

Implement controls to mitigate risks for identified laser and other optical radiation hazards to an acceptable level;

Ensure risk mitigation will be effected through engineering controls first. If research efforts show that engineering controls are not feasible then administrative controls can be considered, with SQ/CC, or higher, approval;

Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) or PPE shall be considered a last resort for controlling a hazard. If engineering or administrative controls are not feasible, then the appropriate IPE/PPE must be made available and used to:

Enhance workforce and mission capability;

Reduce harmful laser and other optical radiation impacts from AF operations.

Document History

AFI 48-139
September 30, 2014
LASER AND OPTICAL RADIATION PROTECTION PROGRAM
Purpose. The purpose of the laser and optical radiation protection program is to protect health and prevent injury that could have a debilitating effect on human performance. The program is designed...

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