Section 16-5. Measures against exposure to artificial optical radiation

The employer shall implement necessary measures on the basis of the health and safety risks identified in the risk assessment. The employer shall ensure that any risk arising from artificial optical radiation is eliminated or reduced to the lowest possible level.
In order to reduce exposure, the conducted risk assessment shall serve as the basis for drawing up an action plan containing technical and/or organisational measures. In particular, the following shall be taken into account:
  1. a.
    alternative working methods;
  2. b.
    choice of expedient work equipment to ensure a minimum of artificial optical radiation;
  3. c.
    technical devices to reduce artificial optical radiation, including the use of shielding, encasements etc.;
  4. d.
    systematic maintenance of work equipment, the workplace and work premises;
  5. e.
    design and layout of workplaces and work premises
  6. f.
    limitation of the duration and level of exposure;
  7. g.
    the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment;
  8. h.
    user manuals from equipment manufacturers;
  9. i.
    special measures targeting employees who belong to sensitive risk groups; and
  10. j.
    implementation of medical examinations in accordance with Section 16-7.
The employer shall adapt these measures to take account of employees who may be particularly exposed to accident and health hazards.