Section 16-2. Assessment, calculation and measurement of artificial optical radiation as a basis for risk assessment

The employer shall assess the levels of artificial optical radiation from sources of radiation to which the employees may be exposed. If necessary, the levels of the artificial optical radiation shall be calculated and/or measured.
Such assessments, calculations and/or measurements shall be planned and carried out by personnel with relevant competence and be repeated at suitable intervals. A new assessment shall be carried out if changes affect the exposure of employees, and new calculations and/or measurements shall be carried out if necessary.
When measuring artificial optical radiation, the method chosen shall be in accordance with the standards of
  1. 1.
    the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) relating to laser radiation, and
  2. 2.
    the recommendations of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) relating to artificial optical radiation, except laser radiation.
Exposure situations that are not covered by these standards and recommendations shall be assessed, calculated or measured in accordance with scientifically based international or national guidelines.
The data provided by equipment manufacturers shall be considered in the assessment where the equipment is covered by applicable EU directives.