Accession Number : AD0838773

Title :   LASER HAZARDS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Bond, Victor P. ; Baker, Leonard A., Jr

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The report contains a general development of why lasers are dangerous. It is intended to be a source of safety guidelines for laser laboratory personnel. Laser hazards are analyzed from a biophysical standpoint and laser safety recommendations are proposed. A short history of laser safety is given and fifty references are cited. The latest damage threshold numbers are listed based on the laser safety conference at the University of Cincinnati in January 1968. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, RADIATION EFFECTS), SAFETY, RETINA, BURNS(INJURIES), CORNEA, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), HAZARDS, LIGHT, RUBY, DAMAGE CONTROL, HANDBOOKS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE