News From Rockwell Laser Industries
November, 2017 (800) 94-LASER  
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RLI Announces Initial 2018 Courses

RLI is offering its first Industrial Laser Safety Courses of the year in Phoenix, AZ on Feb 19-23, 2018.

Another set of courses will be offered in Detroit (Wixom), MI on Apr 16 - 20, 2018.

We will soon be announcing more courses to be held throughout in the year.

These courses include our one-day introduction to laser safety course as well as our intermediate level LSO course, and can be taken seperately or as a single 5 day package.

L-113 Principles of Lasers

This one-day introductory course is designed for those responsible for operating and maintaining laser systems, providing a solid introduction to lasers. It also provides a knowledge base for those who plan to continue their professional development and will be attending the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) course. In addition, the course benefits those who have management responsibility for lasers and/or laser safety.

  • Early Bird Price: $245.00*
  • Regular Price: $295.00
L-222 Laser Safety Officer

This 4 day intermediate level course provides an in-depth, analytical review of the LSO duties and requirements of ANSI Z136.1, OSHA, FDA-CDRH and state laser standards. After a review of the biological basis, the student will complete an in-depth computation workshop that covers MPE, AEL, NHZ and OD factors.

  • Early Bird Price: $1400.00*
  • Regular Price: $1,499.00
L-250 Principles of Lasers & Laser Safety Officer Course

This five-day course package is designed for those persons designated as the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) for their facility who also need a solid introduction to lasers.

The first day of the course provides a general overview of types of lasers and how laser light differs from that produced by the sun and other "ordinary" light sources. The participant also learns about laser operation, terminology and beam properties. Common types of lasers including specific gas, solid-state, and diode lasers are discussed and an overview of laser optics and beam delivery systems is included. The discussion of basic laser operation emphasizes those laser characteristics that are important for the LSO to understand in order to perform the laser hazard evaluation.

The next four days of the course consist of an in-depth, analytical presentation of the LSO’s duties and requirements according to ANSI Z136.1, OSHA, FDA-CDRH and state laser standards. After a review of the biological basis, the student will complete an in-depth computational workshop that covers MPEs, AELs, NHZs and ODs. An in-depth discussion of the control of laser hazards is provided.

  • Early Bird Price: $1450.00*
  • Regular Price: $1,599.00

For more information regarding these courses, please contact us via email or call us at
(800) 94-LASER.

Developed and taught by the leading experts in the field, RLI training courses have been recognized as the best in the industry.

RLI also offers Online Industrial Laser Safety Courses and On-site Industrial Laser Safety Officer Courses that can be held at your facility.

* Early Bird pricing requires registration and payment 30 days prior to course.


RLI Presenting and Exhibiting at DOE LSO Workshop

The 2018 Department of Energy Laser Safety Officer Workshop is being held at the University of Rochester from May 8-10, 2018. RLI will be presenting and exhibiting at the event which includes both invited and contributed talks.

The Department of Energy LSO Workshop is for individuals with laser safety responsibility and interest in a research or academic setting who want to update and expand their knowledge. It features presentations on current laser applications, and associated laser safety issues and solutions.

Watch the DOE Laser Safety Officer Workshops page for information about this event.

Product Focus

Laser Sentry Entryway Control System

Rockwell Laser Industries offers a broad line of control systems and accessories that allow the facility Laser Safety Officer to more easily implement the ANSI Z136 based requirements for a laser controlled area. The cornerstone of these products is the RLI Laser Sentry™ Entryway Control Unit, a microprocessor based entryway control system.

Laser Sentry accessories include warning signs such as the the RLI Bi-Lume™ or Tri-Lume™ along with the traditional illuminated warning sign. There are also a wide selection of entryway control components including entryway numerical access and push button entryway controls, doorway interlocks, magnetic door locks, emergency control switches and other similar entryway and area controls.

A typical installation may be completed in a few hours with a single Laser Sentry™ control unit, a few standard burglar alarm/door access control components, and multi-conductor low voltage control wire.

For more information, please contact Pat Cogan via email or call him at 1-800-94-LASER.

Featured Consulting Service

Laser Safety Program Audits

RLI audits laser facilities and laser equipment used in facilities for compliance with the new ANSI Z136.1-2014, "For Safe Use of Lasers" and U.S. Federal Laser Product Performance Standard and other applicable requirements of 21 CFR Subchapter J. 
  • Administrative Control
  • Laser Safety Officer (Deputy Laser Safety Officer)
  • Equipment
  • Continuing Education
  • Documentation
  • Program Development

Written reports are available that include a brief summary, identification of areas of non-compliance with standards, needs assessment, recommendations for remedy of deficiencies, and long term recommendations for growth of service.

For more information regarding our consulting services, please contact an RLI Consulting Representative via email or by calling (800) 94-LASER.

More Information on RLI
For more information regarding our laser safety products, training courses and consulting services, please contact us by email, or call us at (800) 94-LASER.
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