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Document ID (ISN)56355
CIS number 91-1335
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Davillerd C.
Title Types of laser-related risks - Survey conducted on two categories of users
Original title Représentation des risques du laser - Etude auprès de deux catégories d'utilisateurs [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1990, No.141, Note No.1801-141-90, p.787-798. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) laser radiation; lasers; information of personnel; hazard evaluation; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) France; fire hazards; skin injuries; eye injuries; hazard identification
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Non-ionizing radiation
Risk evaluation