Laser safety DVD released

Laser Institute of America (LIA) announced the release of the 2009 version of its popular laser safety training DVD, Mastering Light--An Introduction to Laser Safety & Hazards.

As a cost-efficient and effective training tool, Mastering Light serves as an excellent resource for laser safety officers who are tasked with one of the most significant responsibilities in the organization--training new employees and keeping the team updated on current safety issues and practices. Laser operators, researchers, and students will also benefit from the DVD's helpful overview of laser safety.

As the number of laser end users continues to increase, more laser safety programs are being implemented in a wide variety of organizations and work environments. This has increased the need for laser safety training options that are easy to administer in the workplace. Written and produced by LIA, the Mastering Light DVD fulfills both the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) training requirements for employees working with or around Class 3B or Class 4 lasers and laser systems.

"Our goal with the 2009 version of the Mastering Light DVD was to upgrade and enhance this comprehensive training tool and provide the LSO with a more effective learning solution for training others," said Gus Anibarro, education manager for LIA. "Mastering Light is a great supplement for all in-house laser safety training programs."

Presented in an easy-to-understand format, the 23-minute (approximately) DVD covers the basic fundamentals of laser safety including beam hazards, control measures, bioeffects, classifications, non-beam hazards, and much more. This comprehensive DVD will enable the LSO to expand their knowledge, easily train others (even those not working directly with lasers), and contribute to a safer work environment.

Mastering Light--An Introduction to Laser Safety & Hazards is now available to order online at www.laserinstitute.org/store or call LIA toll-free at 1-800-34-LASER. The price is $450 for LIA members or $495 for non-members (Prices for Single User Version. Site Licenses are available - contact the LIA for more details).

About LIA
Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the international society for laser applications and safety serving the industrial, educational, medical, research and government communities throughout the world since 1968. LIA is the secretariat and publisher of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z136 series of laser safety standards. For more information, visit www.laserinstitute.org.

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