SECNAVINST 5100.14D - 2005 - Military Exempt Lasers.
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Purpose - To implement DODINST 6055.15, provide policy, and assign responsibilities per SECNAVINST 5100.10J for individual Navy Laser products that are exempt from portions of the radiation safety performance standards of Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21.
Scope - Actions required by this instruction apply to all Navy and Marine Corps activities that procure, fabricate, possess, use, store or dispose of laser products that are designed for combat, combat training or classified in the interest of national security. Laser products used in research, development, test or evaluation and which are components of systems intended for combat, combat training or classified are included. All other laser products must comply fully with Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 and are not within the scope of this instruction.
OPNAVINST 5100.27B / MCO 5104.1C - 2008 - Navy Laser Hazards Control Program.
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This document replaces OPNAVINST 5100.27A / MCO 5104.1B and SPAWAR INSTRUCTION 5100.12b.
Purpose - The purpose of this instruction is to prescribe Navy and Marine Corps policy and guidance in the identification and control of laser radiation hazards.
Scope - The provisions of this instruction are mandatory for all Navy and Marine Corps activities. They apply to the design, use, and disposal of all equipment and systems capable of producing laser radiation including laser fiber optics, with the exception of medical and industrial lasers. This document has been coordinated with all members of the Navy Laser Safety Review Board.
MIL-STD-1425A - 1991 - Safety Design Requirements for Military Lasers and Associated Support Equipment.
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Purpose - The purpose of this standard is to is to provide uniform requirements for the safe design of military equipment which incorporates lasers. These requirements apply only to laser products designed expressly for combat or combat training operations or are classified in the interest of national security. In addition to providing uniform design requirements for the DOD components, this MIL-STD provides alternate controls, if necessary, to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Center for Devices and Radiological Health (NCDRH), radiation safety performance standards prescribed in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Subchapter, when the military exemption (FDA Exemption 76 EL-01 DOD) is granted to FDA Standards.
Scope - This MIL-STD defines safety design requirements for military equipment and associated support equipment which incorporate laser systems in their design. These requirements are the minimum requirements necessary to control the hazards caused directly by laser radiation. Associated system hazards, such as electrical shock, toxic chemicals, high pressure, etc., should be controlled through the selection of appropriate requirements in other standards and specifications. All military laser development programs should include a comprehensive system safety program in accordance with Military Standard 882, System Safety Program Requirements, to identify and control all hazards unique to the specific laser product under development.
MIL-HDBK-828B - 2011 - Range Laser Safety.
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Purpose - The purpose of this handbook is to provide uniform guidance in evaluations for the safe use of military lasers and laser systems on DoD military reservations or military-controlled areas worldwide. Each military Service has previously established normal procedures for approving laser ranges. This guidance is intended to supplement these procedures. It does not replace those procedures or release individuals from compliance with the requirements of their particular Service.
Application - This handbook applies to all DoD ranges or operation test facilities where lasers are used and all DoD laser operations conducted on non-DoD controlled ranges or test facilities. It also applies to all laser systems that have been evaluated by the health and safety specialists of each Service.
Exclusions - This handbook does not apply to indoor use; e.g. laboratory laser repair depots or industrial laser facilities due to the unique control measures required. Nor does this handbook apply to industrial and construction lasers such as those used for surveying.
BUMEDINST 6470.23 - 1999 - Medical Management of Non-Ionizing Radiation Casualties.
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Purpose - To issue maximum permissible exposure limits (PELs), medical surveillance requirements, and casualty management procedures for personnel exposed to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation.
Scope - This instruction applies to all Department of the Navy activities using sources of non-ionizing radiation that may affect the safety or health of personnel. Personnel not employed by the Department of the Navy must comply in all respects with this instruction when engaged in a Navy sponsored program or operation, or when visiting Navy ships, aircraft, or stations. This instruction does not apply to the exposure of individuals to non-ionizing radiation when used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical or dental conditions of those individuals.
OPNAVINST 5100.23G Chapter 22 - 2005 - Non-Ionizing Radiation.
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Purpose - This section provides information and criteria to protect personnel from laser radiation, which encompasses the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The biological effects of laser radiation are generally considered to be similar to those from optical radiation generated by conventional ultraviolet, visible, and infrared sources. However, lasers are able, in some cases, to project hazardous levels of optical radiation to considerable distances, and my also cause mechanical shock and tissue rupture to the eye. Although the degree of interaction between laser radiation and biological tissue is dependent upon a number of factors, in almost all situations, the eye is the organ most vulnerable to permanent or disabling injury.
Applicability - Radiation protection requirements and exposure standards are intended for observance by all Navy activities possessing or utilizing sources of radiation which may affect the occupational safety or health of all Navy personnel, both civilian and military. The provisions of this chapter exclude those individuals who, as patients, must undergo diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
OPNAVINST 4520.1 - 2007 - Navy Munitions Demilitarization Policy.
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Purpose - To provide policy, procedural guidance, and assign responsibilities for the Navy's Demilitarization (DEMIL) Program as it applies to excess and surplus material.
Scope - This instruction supplements existing Department of Defense (DoD) policy contained in DOD Directive 4140.1, DoD 4160.21-M-1, and DoD 4160.21-M. Additional guidance regarding the screening and DEMIL of AE deemed as excess to Navy's needs are contained in references NAVSUP Publication P724 (NOTAL) and OPNAVINST 8026.2B.
|DODINST 6055.15 - 2007 - DoD Laser Protection Program.
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Purpose - This instruction implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and describes procedures in support of DoDI 6055.1 (DoD Safety and Occupational Health Program); and establishes the DoD Laser Systems Safety Working Group, the Tri-Service Laser Injury Hotline, and the Laser Accident and Incident Registry.
Application - This instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense. This Instruction does not apply to personnel who, as patients, are exposed to laser radiation as part of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures for medical and dental treatment.