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(signed August 9, 2005; renewed August 22, 2007; May 8, 2012)
The OSHA and LIA Alliance focuses on providing the organization'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 share information on laser regulations and standards, bioeffects lasers have on
the eyes and skin, laser control measures and laser safety program administration. The Alliance
Outreach and communication:
- To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the LIA's Web sites) to OSHA staff, employers and workers in the industry.
- To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or LIA’s conferences, local meetings, or other laser safety training events such as LIA’s International Laser Safety conference.
- To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding LIA’s good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
Milestones and Successes
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
Activities and Events
Best Practices Seminars
- Laser Safety in the Workplace Best Practices Seminar. Through the OSHA and LIA Alliance, LIA representatives conduct training seminars on what to look for and key questions to ask when entering facilities that use lasers. [More...]
Additional Activities and Events
- May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Laser Institute of America (LIA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
- March 18-21, 2013. The International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC), Orlando, Florida.
- March 18-21, 2013: Region IV OSHA staff at Alliance exhibit booth.
- OSHA On-site Consultation Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
- April 26, 2012: Presenter: Gus Anibarro, Educational Director, LIA. Presentation Name: "Laser Safety Hazard Identification & Control: 13 Questions an OSHA Compliance Officer Should Ask."
- May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Laser Institute of America (LIA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."
Products and Resources
Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
- Laser Effects on the Human Eye [PDF*
- 2 MB]. Through
the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed "Laser Effects on the Human Eye." The Fact Sheet focuses
on the effect lasers have on the human eye. (2009, November)
- Preventing Injury from Laser Skin Treatment [PDF*
- 1 MB]. Through
the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed "Preventing Injury from Laser Skin Treatment." The Fact Sheet provides
information on the potential injury from lasers used for dermatological purposes such as tattoo removal, vascular lesions, and other
dermatological surgery. (2009, November)
- Hazards of Laser Welders, Cutters, Heat Treaters and Punch Presses [PDF*
- 2 MB]. Through
the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed " Hazards of Laser Welders, Cutters, Heat Treaters and Punch Presses." The Fact Sheet addresses
hazards associated with using high-power welders and cutters in industrial settings. (2009, November)
- Laser Safety Information Bulletin. Through the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed "Laser Safety Information Bulletin." The Bulletin focuses on the concerns and issues related to laser safety. (2006, September)
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
+ Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.
Areas of Emphasis
Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at 202-693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.
*These files are provided for downloading.