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Shaping the Romanian laser safety policy in the frame of European cooperation
Author(s): Dan G. Sporea
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Paper Abstract

At the European scale, a new strategy practice was developed, in relation to the New Approach. The EC Directives require manufactures and users to carry out risk assessment of the product and/or the working place, respectively. Until now, in Romania there were no conditions referring to a qualified protection concerning laser hazards, neither from legal, nor from technical point of view. The paper refers to the efforts devoted in the last years to overcome these drawbacks, in connection with: the preparation of national standards, the participation to international activities related to the development of written standards, the organization of courses/seminars on laser safety, and the structuring of a national facility for laser metrology. The talk describes how these activities were supported by some European programs, or bilateral cooperation with partners from Western European countries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4156, Clinical Lasers and Diagnostics, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413733
Show Author Affiliations
Dan G. Sporea, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4156:
Clinical Lasers and Diagnostics
Patrick Brouwer, Editor(s)

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