Accident reporting, report from Z136 Accident Working Group

Ken Barat; Ken Barat
(Laser Safety Solution, Maricopa, AZ)

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Since the invention of the laser people have talked about laser accidents or incidents. But how many laser incidents occur each year? Who should one report such an event to? In March 2018, the Z136 Laser American National Institute Standard committee established a working group to investigate these questions. At any laser conference, people can hear about an anecdotical incident. In the United States there turns out to be a variety of groups and agencies that try to collect information on laser incident and accidents. This presentation will review the report of the Accident Working Group as well as their recommendations for follow up activities and try and answer the question, who should I report by laser accident to?

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