Commercially available since the 1990’s, laser hair removal has remained relatively popular through the decades. This week, we take a look at just how effective the treatment is, how different lasers are used for different skin types, and the accessibility to the technology in the United States and beyond. Read more here.
Disease-carrying pests are a health issue worldwide. As more species of insects become resilient to chemical pesticides, a new solution is desperately needed. Intellectual Ventures Laboratory is developing a photonic fence, designed to eliminate pests using low-powered lasers. Learn more about how the team is working to find cost and energy effective solutions for the areas in greatest need here.
Despite exciting innovations in automobile headlights, involving lasers and LEDs, U.S vehicles have seen minimal changes to the lights on their cars. Learn about the decades-old law that prevents automotive companies from implementing new light technology in their vehicles, as well as the movements that aim to challenge the legislation here.
In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we look at the origin of the word laser. Learn about the ancient use of the word, what laser has in common with maser and radar, as well as the coining of the word as we know it today. Check it out here.
LIA’s executive committee held their summer meeting at the home office this week. LIA’s executive committee is President Lin Li, President-elect Paul Denney, Secretary Milan Brandt, Treasurer Steve Capp, and Past President Bob Thomas.
LIA was in attendance at The ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition, this week. The conference is designed for OSH professionals, with a mind for best safety practices.
With July now upon us, be sure to check out the May/June issue of LIA Today. This issue focuses on laser safety with articles pertaining to ANSI standards, industry leaders and more. Find the digital version of the publication here.
Thinking about taking one of our online training courses? Be sure to check out An Introduction to Our Online Laser Safety Training Coursework. The online training courses were created to accommodate the busy schedules of LSOs. LIA offers classes for medical, industrial, and educational applications. The post gives an in-depth explanation of our online coursework, setting you up for success. Find it here.
Before taking your class, download our e-book Tackling Laser Safety in the Online Classroom. Designed for LSO’s, the e-book discusses changes to ANSI standards, tools to complete laser safety training and more. Find it here.
A current list of available online courses can be found here: https://www.lia.org/education/online-laser-safety-training