Safety, Health and Wellbeing

UV transilluminator working rules

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Ultraviolet laboratory rules for use of transilluminators

The perspex shield supplied should be closed whilst the UV light is on.

If the work requires the shield to remain open:

  • All persons in the room must cover all exposed skin.
  • Face and eyes must be covered by wearing an appropriate UV absorbing full face shield.
  • Heavy duty rubber gloves should be worn on the hands. Standard laboratory gloves are not suitable for hand protection from UV.

The maximum permissible exposure per day for uncovered skin at the surface of the source is less than 0.3 seconds.