OSHA, LIA renew alliance to protect workers from laser hazards

May 11, 2012

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Laser Institute of America (LIA) to reduce and prevent worker exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in industrial, research, and medical workplaces. The organizations also will share information on laser regulations and standards, the effects of lasers on the eyes and skin, laser control measures, and laser safety program administration.

During the two-year agreement, the partners will develop fact sheets with questions that should be asked at facilities that use lasers and will conduct laser safety seminars for OSHA field staff.

LIA is a professional society for laser applications and safety. It provides technical information and networking opportunities to industrial, medical, research, and government communities worldwide.

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