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A Follow-Up Survey of Laser Injuries in the States of California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
NIOSH 1969 May:19 pages
A total of 22 cases of laser injury were confirmed among 15 establishments in a follow-up survey of 200 establishments that use lasers in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Eye injuries accounted for 7 cases: field defects but no blindness developed among those with retinal injuries. Nine workers sustained electrical shocks; none died. Skin burns from laser beam impact were noted in four men. Aspects of laser safety, case histories of affected workers, and methods of injury prevention are reviewed.
NIOSH-Author; Eye-disorders; Skin-disorders; Safety-measures; Nonionizing-radiation;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, No. TR-67, 19 pages
CA; MA; NJ; OH;
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