From: Joanna Lynch <jl72**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Laser inventory and hazard analysis
Date: January 24, 2013 9:27:48 AM EST
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Hi Listers!


I am looking into what type of laser inventory and hazard calculation systems we might utilize for our laser safety program (academic research labs at Cornell). I’m interested in finding out what systems other people are using and what their experience has been.  If you have a laser safety program and are willing to share, I have the following questions:

1)      Do you have a laser inventory system, and if yes, what type do you use?  If it is commercial, which product is it and do you have any comments on its strengths/limitations?

2)      Do you use commercial software to calculate (or use to verify hand calculations) the various applicable hazard analysis values (e.g. OD, NOHZ, NHZ, eye & skin MPE, etc. …)?  If yes, what product do you use and do you have any comments on its strengths/limitations?

Any info you can provide would be appreciated – either through the list serve or you can e-mail me directly (I’m cross-posting on a RAD list serve as well, so please accept my apologies if you get this posting twice).


Thanks!  - Joanna


Joanna Lynch

Research and Radiation Safety Specialist

Cornell University

Environmental Health & Safety

Ithaca, NY 14850

(p) 607-255-4288




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