|Document ID (ISN)||56355|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Types of laser-related risks - Survey conducted on two categories of users
||Représentation des risques du laser - Etude auprès de deux catégories d'utilisateurs [in French]|
||4th Quarter 1990, No.141, Note No.1801-141-90, p.787-798. Illus. 11 ref.
||The increasing use of lasers in industry and research confronts risk prevention specialists with a new problem: laser-related hazards, about which little is known. In order to provide users with more information, a preliminary survey was carried out to assess risk awareness (and risk representation) in a sample group of 108 operators divided into two categories: manufacturing industry and research laboratories. The field survey revealed considerable differences in the degree of user information and equipment operating safety, as well as differences in the extent of risk awareness in the users. Safety messages (posters, for example) should be formulated bearing these differences in mind and they should be designed as an integral part of broader preventive measures (training, workplace,layout, work organisation).
||laser radiation; lasers; information of personnel; hazard evaluation; ergonomics
||France; fire hazards; skin injuries; eye injuries; hazard identification
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)