Laser Industry Blog

Get to Know LIA’s Laser Safety Experts

Posted by LIA on Aug 19, 2016 10:26:21 AM

LIA is dedicated to promoting the continued growth of laser technology and applications while ensuring that all of those working with laser technology understands the importance of laser safety. In an effort to reach this goal, LIA provides a variety of different laser safety officer training courses tailored to a variety of industries.

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Topics: ANSI Standards, Laser Institute of America, Laser Safety Officer Training

Pre-Course Math Resources for LSO with Hazard Analysis Training Course

Posted by LIA on Aug 3, 2016 4:33:43 PM

Laser safety officers wear many different hats in their organization. From training personnel on the fundamentals of laser safety to ensuring that laser safety programs are kept up to date, LSOs take these responsibilities very seriously as they help prevent laser-related workplace accidents.

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Topics: Laser Institute of America, Laser Safety Programs, Hazard Analysis Training Course, LSO

8 Benefits of Online Laser Safety Training—Infographic

Posted by LIA on Jul 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Over the years, online courses have become a more popular alternative to in-person courses—making their way from academia to professional settings. Taking laser safety courses in a digital format has become popular in our industry due to their convenience, and even the most seasoned laser professionals can benefit from online learning

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Topics: Laser Safety Courses, Laser Safety Officer Training

Laser Accident Series: User Error Results in Man Becoming Pinned in Laser-Cutting Machine

Posted by LIA on Jun 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The following laser-related accidents could occur in any facility that uses laser technology without taking proper safety precautions. The names of the affected individuals have been changed to protect those involved. However, the accidents are real and were reported to OSHA in the days following the event.

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Topics: Laser Institute of America, Laser Safety Programs, laser-related accidents

New Reporting Requirements will Allow OSHA to Gain More Insight into Workplace Accidents

Posted by LIA on May 24, 2016 3:46:00 PM

In 2014, OSHA made updates to their recordkeeping requirements that required all applicable business to report fatalities and industries. The updates, which went into effect at the beginning of 2015, allowed OSHA to improve their research on workplace safety and health hazards. Armed with this data, OSHA’s would now be able to identify and prevent serious workplace hazards.

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Topics: Laser Institute of America, Laser Safety Programs, laser-related accidents, workplace accident, osha