Contains the latest revision of ANSI standards for safe use of lasers. A workbench guide that explains how a laser works, what a laser beam can do to biological tissue and eyewear lenses, and how to work safely with lasers. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
1. Characteristics of Lasers. 2. Eye Components. 3. Laser-Eye Damage Thresholds. 4. Skin Damage Thresholds. 5. American National Standards lnstitute's ANSI 2136.1 "Safe Use of Lasers". 6. Classification of Lasers by ANSI 2136.1. 7. Engineering Control Measures of ANSI 2136.1. 8. Selecting Laser-Protective Eyewear. 9. Laser Personnel Medical Surveillance. 10. Critique of the ANSI 2136.1 Standard. 11. ANSI 2131.2, Laser Safety in Fiber Optics. 12. ANSI 2131.3, Laser Safety in Health Care Facilities. 13. Hazards Associated with Lasers. 14. Special Safety Rules, Policies, Safety Committee. 15. Summary: Elements of a Successful Laser Safety Program. Index