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.