Rockwell Laser Industries
July 15, 2022 +1 (513) 272-9900  
RLI LSO Course

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Limited Seats Remaining for August LSO Courses

Teleconferencing Via Microsoft TeamsRegistration will soon be closing for our August laser safety training courses which will be held via teleconferencing.

The Laser Safety Officer course is an intermediate course that provides an in-depth, analytical review of the Laser Safety Officer ( LSO ) duties and requirements of ANSI Z136.1, OSHA, FDA-CDRH and state laser standards.

About This Course:

The course begins with a review of basic laser operation with emphasis on those laser characteristics that are important in understanding the laser hazard evaluation for the LSO. After a review of the biological basis, the student will complete an in-depth computation workshop that covers MPE, AEL, NHZ and OD factors. An in-depth discussion of the controls of laser hazards is included.

Options for on-site training programs will be presented including video examples and interactive video/computer programming. Medical surveillance testing will be discussed including examples of various tests. The course concludes with a session on non-beam hazards associated with laser use (i.e. fumes, shock, plume, etc.) with emphasis on industrial hygiene based solutions.

Also Available:

For those who are new to lasers or wish to take a refresher, our Principles of Lasers course is available the day before the LSO course, on June 24, 2019. 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.

All Courses Offered in August:

Students will receive:

  • Course Notebook
  • Z136.1-2014 ANSI Standard "For the Safe Use of Lasers"
  • RLI User's Guide for Laser Safety
  • LAZAN™ Quick Calc Hazard Analysis Software (via download)

For students registering on or before August 12, 2022, RLI will ship the above training materials free of charge so they will be available at the start of the courses. Students registering after June 12, 2022 may incur additional shipping charges.

Note: The next LSO course will be held from October 17-21, 2022 via teleconferencing.

For more information about registering for these courses, please contact us via email or call us at (800) 94-LASER or +1 (513) 272-9900.

2022 IEC TC 76 Plenary Meeting To Be Held in Sydney, Australia

At the invitation of the Australian National Committee and after consultation with the chair and the secretariat, the next meeting of Technical committee No. 76: Optical Radiation Safety and Laser Equipment will be held in Sydney, Australia
from 2022-09-18 to 2022-09-23.

The general information on the provisional programme, the registration and accommodation concerning this meeting will be available shortly in the IEC on-line meeting registration system.


RLI Exhibiting and Co-Authoring at the 14th DOE LSO Workshop in September

RLI will be exhibiting and and co-authoring at the 14th DOE LSO Workshop which will be held at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory site in Berkeley, California from September 13 - 15, 2022.

The Workshop is a 2.5-day meeting that will include both invited and contributed talks. It also serves as the official annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Laser Safety Task Team (DOE - EFCOG).

Certification Maintenance points for Workshop participation will be available.

For more information, please visit the 14th DOE LSO Workshop website.


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 regarding the Laser Sentry Entryway Control System, please contact an RLI sales representative via email or by calling (800) 94-LASER.


Laser Enclosure Design and Manufacturing

RLI offers custom design and manufacturing of laser enclosures for either manually operated or fully automated installations.

RLI can also assist those producing their own enclosures to ensure that all proper regulations and control measures are satisfied.

Services include:

  Complete Design Engineering, Manufacturing and/or Installation
  Review of client's existing design and/or installation
  Certification, as appropriate, to 21 CFR / ANSI Z136
  Design criteria includes conformity with ANSI B11.21 Safety Requirements For Machine Tools Using A Laser For Processing Materials and IEC/ISO 11553 Safety of Machinery - Laser Processing Machines
  Industrial capabilities include mechanical & electronic interface for interlocks and other safety features & controls

For more information regarding our enclosure design and manufacturing, please contact Nancy Mauro via email or by calling (800) 94-LASER.

Rockwell Laser Industries Rockwell Laser Industries
7754 Camargo Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Tel: (800) 94-LASER
Int'l: +1 (513) 272-9900