Powered by GoogleTranslate

Laser/Electrosurgery Plume

Laser/Electrosurgery Plume - Photo Credit: iStock-184932538 | Copyright: uchar
Laser/Electrosurgery Plume Menu

Health Effects and Possible Solutions

  • Hazard of Laser Surgery Smoke. OSHA Hazard Information Bulletin (HIB), (April 11, 1988). Associates potential airborne biological hazards with the use of lasers during surgery.
  • Control of Smoke from Laser/Electric Surgical Procedures. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-128 (Hazard Controls 11), (1996). Describes the hazards and methods to control smoke plumes when using lasers or electrosurgical units during surgery.
  • Laser Plume in Surgical Procedures. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Ontario Ministry of Labour Information Alert 24, (August 19, 1992). Describes hazards and control recommendations for laser plume.
Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close