Section 16-1. Risk assessment of health hazards associated with artificial optical radiation

The employer shall map and document the extent to which the employees are exposed to artificial optical radiation and assess all and any risks relating to their health and safety associated with artificial optical radiation. The risk assessment shall include assessment, calculation and measurement of exposure.
The risk assessment shall pay particular attention to the following:
  1. a.
    the level, wavelength range and duration of exposure in connection with artificial optical radiation;
  2. b.
    the exposure limit values provided for in Section 4-2 of the Regulations concerning Action and Limit Values;
  3. c.
    information from manufacturers of artificial sources of optical radiation and related work equipment;
  4. d.
    any effects on the health and safety of employees belonging to particularly sensitive risk groups;
  5. e.
    effects on the employees’ health and safety due to interactions in the workplace between artificial optical radiation and chemical substances that affect photosensitivity;
  6. f.
    indirect effects, for example, temporary blinding and visual disturbances, explosion or fire;
  7. g.
    the existence of replacement equipment designed to reduce the levels of exposure to artificial optical radiation;
  8. h.
    relevant information from health surveys and other public information;
  9. i.
    exposure to artificial optical radiation from multiple sources; and
  10. j.
    the classification of laser equipment defined in accordance with the relevant IEC standard, and artificial optical radiation that can cause damage similar to that of a class 3B or 4 laser, risk classification of non-coherent optical sources or other similar classification.