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Renewed alliance will help protect workers from laser hazards

May 16, 2012
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lazer alliance will help protect workers eyesOSHA and the Laser Institute of America (LIA) have renewed an alliance designed to reduce and prevent worker exposure to laser beam and non-beam hazards in industrial, research and medical workplaces. The alliance will also share information on laser regulations and standards, effects lasers have on the eyes and skin, laser control measures and laser safety program administration.

"Worker exposure to laser beams can result in eye and skin damage, and in more serious cases, blindness and skin cancer," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels. "This renewed Alliance will help broaden outreach efforts to workers and employers and share critical education and information to reduce preventable injuries."

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance 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, founded in 1968, is a professional society for laser applications and safety, and it provides technical information and networking opportunities to industrial, medical, research, and government communities worldwide. LIA represents approximately 1,500 members.

OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages on Laser Hazards, Laser/Electrosurgery Plume, and Radiation provide information on how to recognize and reduce laser hazards, OSHA standards related to lasers and training on laser safety.

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