September 4, 2007--The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has recently renewed its alliance with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to continue providing its members with important information to help prevent exposure to laser beam and non-beam hazards in industrial and medical workplaces.
"Through this cooperative alliance, OSHA and the LIA are focusing on sharing information on laser regulations and standards, the bioeffects that lasers have on the eyes and skin, laser control measures, and laser safety program administration," said Edwin G. Foulke Jr., assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. "For example, the alliance has produced the Laser Safety Information Bulletin."
"We are committed to working together with OSHA to educate not only their employees but all laser users on the safe use of lasers," said Peter Baker, LIA's executive director.
Throught the alliance, LIA members contribute information about laser safety to the online editorial boards on four of OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages.