OSHA and LIA recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. The Alliance will provide LIA's members and others, including small businesses with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to laser beam and non-beam hazards in industrial and medical workplaces.

In addition, the organizations will focus on sharing information on laser regulations and standards, bioeffects lasers have on the eyes and skin, laser control measures and laser safety program administration. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and LIA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and LIA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for OSHA staff, laser manufacturers and laser users of Class 3a, 3b and 4 lasers regarding laser program administration information to employers and employees.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of laser-related safety courses.

OSHA and LIA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

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