- Practical knowledge and solutions
- Ken Barat CLSO
- June 2019
Laser Safety: Practical knowledge and solutions provides an in-depth guide to laser safety for a wide variety of people who work regularly with lasers and similar products. Laser safety basics are discussed, with an explanation of laser safety devices and useful techniques to obtain workable laser safety culture. An expansion of topics not found in typical laser safety texts is also included: ergonomics, mentoring, performance-based learning, on the job training, laser safety tools and solutions, as well as laser disposal guidance and how to avoid presentation flaws. Methods to engrain laser safety in a facilities user community are also addressed. This book will be relevant to students, researchers and laser physicists.
Ken Barat is the former Laser Safety Officer for Lawrence Berkeley Nat Lab and the National Ignition Facility Directorate. Presently, he is providing laser safety consulting under the title of Laser Safety Solutions. He is the author of several texts on laser safety as well as numerous articles and presentations worldwide.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Basics of Laser Safety
Chapter 1 Why are laser accidents still happening?
Chapter 2 Classification: A means of hazard communication
Chapter 3 Biological effects: Something you should know about
Chapter 4 Laser Safety Terms: the language LSOs speak
Chapter 5 Risk Assessment for lasers
Chapter 6 Laser Protective Eyewear, looking sharp in the laser lab
Chapter 7 Regulations, you mean there are rules?
Part 2 Training Related
Chapter 8 Safety Culture and Laser Program Management Chapter
9 Performance Based Learning in Laser Safety Training
Chapter 10 Training, breaking through to users
Chapter 11 Mentoring, do what I say and follow my lead
Chapter 12 Can everyone understand your work/presentations? Consider Visual Disabilities and Graphics
Part 3 Not the usual topics, going outside the space time continuum
Chapter 13 Ergonomics in a laser lab, you must be joking
Chapter 14 Laser Safety Tools: Making your life better for less
Chapter 15 All you ever wanted to know about laser barriers (Evaluation and Design of Laser Barriers)
Chapter 16 US and European Test Methodology For Laser Protective Eyewear
Chapter 17 Elements and considerations in designing and or selecting a room interlock system Chapter 18 Paperwork Considerations (Not documented not done)
Chapter 19 Engineering Control Measures, Explaining Engineering Control Measures found in Standards
Chapter 20 DYE Laser, Hazards and Good Practice for Safe Use
Chapter 21 Laser Disposal end of life cycle thoughts, hospice for your laser
Part 4 Problems and solutions, are you dealing with these?
Chapter 22 How are you dealing with these topics?
About the Authors
Hardback ISBN: 9780750316903
Ebook ISBN: 9780750316927
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing