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Laser Safety Resources

The University of Maryland, College Park developed their own laser safety program through the Department of Environmental Safety, Radiation Safety Division. Click here to view their policy:

http://www.des.umd.edu/rs/laser/index.html

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) - the professional membership society working toward the safe use of lasers. They publish the ANSI Z136 series of laser safety standards, which are recognized by OSHA as the authoritative documents for the safe use of lasers.

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) , a division of the FDA, provides the public with assurance that medical devices do not cause unnecessary human exposure to man made radiation. This includes medical, occupational and consumer products.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. - A membership society dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications.