David Sliney

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Some of the first applications of the laser were in material processing. Therefore, a great deal of experience has evolved in evaluating and controlling the hazards from laser drilling, cutting, scribing, and welding devices. The attendant hazards vary greatly in magnitude from small-scale noedymium IC mask scribers to the newly developed, very high power, CO//2 laser welding and cutting systems. the principal hazards of any of these systems are twofold - the potential for eye or skin injury from reflected laser radiation and the potential occupational diseases associated with airborne contaminants produced in the process. Target area enclosure is recommended, because it not only contains secondary laser radiation but also serves to contain airborne contaminants which can be exhausted by localized ventilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes
EventSME Tech Pap MR75-581 - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1975Dec 4 1975


OtherSME Tech Pap MR75-581
CityChicago, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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