LIA to hold International Laser Safety Conference

January 13, 2009

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will hold its International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) March 23-26 at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev.

Topics covered at the conference will include practical laser safety, medical laser safety, laser safety training, hazard and risk assessment, safety and use of outdoor lasers, local and global safety standards, nonbeam hazards and fume extraction, high-powered laser issues, control measures, measurement, eye protection, and bioeffects.

The conference also features a two-day Laser Safety Practical Applications seminar for practicing laser safety officers (LSO). Participants will be involved in interactive workshops and panel discussions addressing common safety issues and concerns of the day-to-day operations in commercial, factory, research, and medical facility settings.

The seminar will cover such topics as basic optics for the LSO, introduction to laser safety, a review of laser technology, creating a laser controlled area, designing an enclosure to meet Class I requirements, basic measurement techniques, and high-intensity light sources.

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