Lasers perform many unique functions in a plethora of applications, but there are many inherent risks with this continually burgeoning technology. Laser Safety: Tools and Training presents simple, effective ways for users in a variety of facilities to evaluate the hazards of any laser procedure and ensure they are following documented laser safety standards.
Designed for use as either a stand-alone volume or a supplement to Laser Safety Management, this text includes fundamental laser and laser safety information and critical laser use information rarely found in a single source. The first laser guide written by a working Laser Safety Officer (LSO), its depth and breadth make it appropriate for both the seasoned professional and the novice. It presents case studies of real accidents, preventive measures that could have been taken to avoid such accidents, and templates for documenting potential laser risks and attendant safety measures.
Reflecting the exponential use of laser technology over the last several years, this text considers the growing use of petawatt laser installations and nanotechnology applications and addresses current laser projects such as the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Several chapters explore the components of laser work and laser safety that deal with optics, the optical table, the power meter, and user training.
Ken Barat is the LSO for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the first Department of Energy national lab. He also served as the LSO for the National Ignition Facility Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is a member of the Laser Safety Forum in the United Kingdom. Internationally recognized, he has collected the wisdom of the top minds in the laser field to present a practical, straightforward handbook that helps those who work with lasers to harness their potential without endangering themselves or the people around them.
Laser Safety: Where Are We?, K. Barat
Who Is Responsible for Laser Safety?, K. Barat
How to Do a Complete Laser Hazard Evaluation, K. Barat
Documentation of Laser Safety, K. Barat
What Are They Talking About?, K. Barat
Understanding Optics, B. Molander
Diffraction Gratings for High-Intensity Laser Applications,
J. A. Britten
How to Select Optical Mounts: Getting the Most Out of Optical Mounts (Understanding Optical Mounts), D. Kopala
Training Design and Considerations in the Use of Instructor-Led, Web-Based Training of Adults, M. Vaughn
Laser Safety and On-the-Job Training, J. Foye
The Maximum Permissible Exposure: A Biophysical Basis, J. Lund
Near-Miss Incidents, K. Barat
Accident Investigation, K. Barat
Laser Accidents Do Happen, K. Barat
Room Access Interlocks and Access Controls, J. Hansknecht
Laser Eyewear, K. Barat
Introduction to Laser Beam Profiling, L. Green
Vibration Control Is Critical, J. Fisher
Power and Energy Meters, B. Mooney
Laser Shutters, D.C. Woodruff
Free Electron Laser Safety Challenges: Focus on Jefferson Laboratory Free Electron Laser, P. Hunt and S. Benson
Amazing Laser Projects, K. Barat
Practical Ideas, K. Barat
ANSI Safe Use of Lasers and Laser Safety, K. Barat