Department of Risk Management & Safety
OSHA refers to the “ANSI” standard Z136.1 (2000) Safe Use of Lasers in regulating the safe use of lasers. This standard represents the most comprehensive laser safety information available and is designed to assist laser users in developing laser safety programs. ANSI Z136.1 provides complete information on laser classifications, hazard analysis and control measures needed for the development of a comprehensive laser program. Employees who work with lasers require laser safety training. The Laser Institute of America has courses that are offered at www.laserinstitute.org/. OSHA's website has some helpful information in this regard at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/laserhazards/index.html.
See your supervisor to arrange this training specific to the needs of your workplace.
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