Weekly Wrap-Up – Week of July 25, 2016

Here’s What You May Have Missed This Week on Lasers Today, including Laser Safety Updates and more.

While you were busy innovating the latest in lasers, this week at Lasers Today, we continued the Laser Accident Series, where we share stories of real-life accidents, as reported by OSHA. In this week’s post, find out more about how a snagged pant leg led to a severe leg injury at a metal fabrication company, how a miscommunication led to a man having both his legs broke by a tortilla making machine, and how LIA and  OSHA are working to prevent severe accidents like these here.

Researching laser safety training? Be sure to check out our post, 4 Hallmarks of Laser Safety Training. In this informative article,  you will find valuable information regarding what to look for – and when – in choosing a laser safety course, such as what topics the course focuses on, what options are available to you, quality of instruction, and more! Learn more here.


Before starting a laser safety course, check out our Introduction to Online Laser Safety Coursework post. Online laser safety courses accommodate busy laser safety officers, so they are not distracted from important responsibility. Our online laser safety courses allow you to receive your education from your home or office, making it easier than ever to increase your laser safety knowledge. Read more about it, and check out our free online e-book Tackling Laser Safety Training in the Online Classroom, available here.

Throwback Thursday – LiDAR Helps to Uncover Lost Cities

In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we take a look at how lasers are being used to uncover lost cities. Using technology known as LiDAR, which uses lasers in place of radar’s radio waves, scans are able to see through the thick jungles and see long-forgotten cityscapes. These new scans revealed ancient cityscapes near Angkor Wat, in Cambodia that are much larger than previously assumed. Information from these scans will be used to simplify the research process for future digs performed by archeologists. Discover more about these exciting findings here.

angkor wat lost city

Conference Updates

The advance program for ICALEO® is available now! Plan ahead for your trip and see what is in store for you at this year’s event with complete information on highlighted sessions, scheduled events, plenary sessions and more! ICALEO® will take place October 16–20, 2016 in San Diego, CA. View the advance program and sign up here.

Industrial Laser Conference 2016 Logo

The official program for the inaugural Industrial Laser Conference is also now available. The conference is scheduled to include sessions on topics such as. “Today’s Industrial Laser Opportunities,” “Advances in Additive Manufacturing,” and more! Register today for Industrial Laser Conference taking place September 13, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Take a look at the program here.

Enjoy catching up and have a great weekend! For more information on conferences, laser safety training, or laser applications, please visit us at www.lia.org.