• ILSC 2011 Paper #1301 (An Audit of Laser Safety in Universities: A Comparison to Medical Laser Safety)

    An Audit of Laser Safety in Universities: A Comparison to Medical Laser Safety
    Authors:
    Stanley Batchelor, Medical Physics Department, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; London Great Britain
    Sharmila Franks, Medical Physics Department, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; London Great Britain
    Graham Hart, Graham Hart YourRPA- Independent Radiation & Laser Protection Adviser; West Yorkshire Great Britain
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    There has been a history of laser accidents in Universities, sometimes with serious consequences. These have occurred due to a range of issues, including: the wide range of available laser equipment, often acquired without the knowledge ...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #1303 (Hidden Menace: Recognizing and Controlling the Hazards Posed by Smaller and Lower Power Lasers)

    Hidden Menace: Recognizing and Controlling the Hazards Posed by Smaller and Lower Power Lasers
    Authors:
    Samuel M. Goldwasser, Laser Teaching Center, Stony Brook University; Stony Brook NY USA
    Ben Edwards, Duke University Medical System; Durham NC USA
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    The hazards of high power lasers are well recognized, and the necessity for controlling these hazards justifiably enjoys wide consensus. However, physically small lasers, or those with relatively low output power (e.g. Class 3B), can also present significant safety issues. The safety aspects of such small or lower power lasers often suffer from neglect because of the tendency to downplay, ignore, or simply fai...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #1304 (Laser Safety Program at the University of Toronto)

    Laser Safety Program at the University of Toronto
    Authors:
    Sandu Sonoc, University of Toronto; Toronto ON Canada
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    At the University of Toronto over 260 class 3B and class 4 lasers and laser systems are used in a large variety of research programs and laser applications. A formal laser safety program was implemented in the 1990. The responsibility for the program was given to an occupational health and safety specialist who used an outside contractor for training and inspections. In 2004 the responsibility for laser safety was given to the Radiation Protection Service. One of the radiation safety officers was nominated as the University of Toronto Laser Safety Officer wi...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #201 (Lessons Learned From A Recent Laser Accident)

    Lessons Learned From A Recent Laser Accident
    Authors:
    Michael Woods, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Redwood City CA USA
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    A graduate student received a laser eye injury from a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser beam while adjusting a polarizing beamsplitter optic. The direct causes for the accident included failure to follow safe alignment practices and failure to wear the required laser eyewear protection. Underlying root causes included inadequate On-the-Job Training and supervision, inadequate adherence to requirements, and inadequate appreciation for dimly visible beams outside the range of 400-700nm. This paper describes how the accident occurred, discusses causes...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #202 (On the Job Training, Hit or Miss)

    On the Job Training, Hit or Miss
    Authors:
    Ken Barat, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Berkeley CA USA
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    While fundamental laser safety training is required of all class 3B & class 4-laser users, it is site-specific training that really keeps the user safe. But yet there is very little on on the job training OJT, in the ANSI Z136 series. Site specific or OJT informs the user of how to use their equipment and advises them on how to keep safe, were reflections sources might be, electrical hazards etc. It is this authors opinion that most individuals giving OJT fail to understand its importance or elements, such as instruction, and observation of the trainee. This ...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #203 (Competence in Laser Safety)

    Competence in Laser Safety
    Authors:
    Ian Gillett, Imperial College London; London Great Britain
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    At Imperial College London all new Laser Users are required to attend an Introduction to Laser Safety talk. However, this induction training is only the first step in ensuring the health and safety of those working with lasers. The College has recently introduced a Competency Scheme with four levels for Users, based on the level of work they will be carrying out with lasers, and two levels for Advisors. The paper will set out the criteria that are being used to assign the various competency levels and highlight the difficulties there have been introducing the scheme and how t...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #204 (A Laser Alignment Practical Training Course)

    A Laser Alignment Practical Training Course
    Authors:
    Michael Woods, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Redwood City CA USA
    Steve Edstrom, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Menlo Park CA USA
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has developed a Laser Alignment Practical Training Course as one of its core laser safety classes. The course is taught to small groups of up to three students and takes 1-3 hours to complete. This practical course is not a substitute for site-specific On-the-Job Training; it does, however, provide a good introduction in core laser safety practices that can be broadly applied. Alignment and diagnostic tasks are performed with ...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #301 ("Team Time Out" - Competition of Safety Regulations in the Operation Theatre)

    "Team Time Out" - Competition of Safety Regulations in the Operation Theatre
    Authors:
    H-Peter Berlien, Evangelische Elisabeth Klinik; Berlin Mitte Germany
    Ute Mueller, Evangelische Elisabeth Klinik; Berlin Germany
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    With more complicated operations the risk of any accident or mismanagement increases. But the question is if with more regulation the safety for staff and patient really increases or an interference of different regulations happens. But no standard can prevent mismanagement. With the international trend of overwhelming regulations in all parts of life even in the hospitals there are created new regulations by sociologist and psychologist and they in...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #304 (Novel Software Platform for Advanced Optical Radiation Safety Analysis)

    Novel Software Platform for Advanced Optical Radiation Safety Analysis
    Authors:
    Simon Hall, National Physical Laboratory; Teddington, Middlesex Great Britain
    Neil Haigh, Blueside Photonics Ltd; Preston Great Britain
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    This paper describes the development of a software based platform for the optical radiation safety analysis of today's generation of versatile light sources whether they be laser, LED or lamp, and whether they be continuous wave, single line, multi-line, narrowband or broadband in emission spectrum. The analysis is calculated against the international optical radiation safety standards IEC 60825 (lasers) and IEC 62471 (lamps) but can be expanded t...

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  • ILSC 2011 Paper #401 (How to Select Laser Protective Eyewear)

    How to Select Laser Protective Eyewear
    Authors:
    James Sheehy, Naval Aviation Enterprise; Patuxent River MD USA
    Christine Stanley, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; Patuxent River MD USA
    Presented at ILSC 2011

    A common misconception often heard is that if its a (fill in the color) laser; wear the same color Laser Eye Protection (LEP) definitely not the right approach. This presentation will discuss a simple approach to selecting protective eyewear. The first step is to ask a few basic questions such as, what wavelength or wavelengths, is the laser pulsed, continuous wave, whats the expected power output, am I indoors lights on or out? After answering these que...

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