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Do you need an interlock system for your laser?

27 September 2019

Do you need an interlock system for your laser? Most likely, the answer is yes.  The main function of a laser interlock system is to prevent inadvertent access of untrained people to a designated laser area where they may be at risk of exposure to a harmful laser emission. We provide easy to install, turn-key […]

Vision Panels for Operating Room Windows

16 September 2019

Vision Panels are ideal for any of the following industries and applications where privacy and observation controls are needed: • Healthcare • Commercial • Security They are ideal for use in operating rooms and are effective in blocking all medical lasers of all wavelengths. The vision panel can be installed as a standard fit within […]

How to Properly Position Laser Curtains in Your Facility

30 August 2019

Laser curtains are used as a passive guard to enclose an area where Class 3B or Class 4 lasers are in use.  They protect against accidental exposure to the laser beam or for long term blocking of laser radiation at lower power densities. We offer many types of barriers depending on the power of your […]

Illuminated Safety Signs in a Medical Setting

19 August 2019

Do you need illuminated safety signs in a medical setting?  Keeping patients safe in a medical office or hospital is of utmost importance.  If your facility uses lasers or X-Ray machines, an illuminated sign will keep patients, visitors, and employees aware of the hazards. RT Technologies offers several types of signs, but today we will […]

A Guide to Choosing Laser Safety Glasses

7 August 2019

Protecting Their Eyes: A Guide to Choosing Laser Safety Glasses Lasers are in use in many facets of our lives today.  For example, they use lasers in medical offices, dentist offices, eye surgery centers, research, education, and industrial applications.  You need eye protection when using a laser.  And, if you are in a medical facility, […]

Curtains or Blinds? Choosing a Laser Safety Barrier for Your Facility

30 July 2019

Choosing a Laser Safety Barrier for your facility can be a difficult decision.  But, we can help you decide if curtains or blinds would be the best fit for your application.  Curtains are a great option if you have a large area you would like to separate into smaller areas.  For example, in a laboratory, […]

Designing a Laser Entry System

23 July 2019

Designing a laser entry system may seem like a daunting task.  But, it can as simple as filling out our design form.  Our ICS-6 Interlock system provides a fail-safe Interlock System.  The ICS-6 Controller prohibits unauthorized personnel from laser radiation areas. For example, if someone opens a door when the laser is on, the ICS-6 […]

Laser Regulations – Keeping Employees Up-to-Speed

17 July 2019

The American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers (ANSI Z136.1 – 2014) is the primary driver for all laser safety training in the U.S.A.  ANSI Z136.1-2014 is recognized by OSHA as the guide for laser end users in any environment.  The fundamental laser safety training requirements are as follows: You must provide training for […]

Dangers of Exposure: Uncovering Beam Hazards of Lasers

11 July 2019

Let’s talk about the beam hazards of lasers.  The word “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.  In fact, lasers produce an intense, highly directional beam of light.  As a result, if directed, reflected, or focused upon an object, laser light will be partially absorbed, raising the temperature of the […]

Sizing and Signage: How to Select LED Signs for Your Facility

3 July 2019

Safety signs are found in almost every area in office buildings and large facilities.  Why are these signs important?  They are informational and can also protect you, your staff, and visitors from hazards.  For instance, our LED signs can be connected to an X-Ray machine.  When the X-Ray machine is in use, the sign will […]

Keeping Your Employees Safe: How to Implement and Use Laser Enclosures in the Workplace

24 June 2019

Laser enclosures are essential structures to use as barriers for laboratories, operating rooms,  laser cutting machines, robots, welding, drilling, etc.  Laser enclosures  reduce injuries in the workplace. Barriers do not have to be a room with four walls and a roof (although, this is necessary for some applications).  Here are a few options for containing […]

An Introduction to Laser Blocking Blinds

12 June 2019

An Introduction to Laser Blocking Blinds Laser Blocking Blinds are suitable for many applications involving the use of lasers.   For example, use cases can be found in the Healthcare market — specifically in patient operating rooms, ambulatory centers, and dentist / doctor offices.  Our Laser Blocking Blinds create a safe barrier between the laser and […]

Essentials for Building a Laser Control System

31 May 2019

Laser Control Systems (Interlock Systems) are a method of ensuring that dangerous (Class3 and 4) lasers are contained.  Interlock systems, with proper implementation, will limit the laser access to qualified, trained individuals.  The Interlock system prevents harm to those who are not properly trained on the safe use and operation of a laser. Laser control […]

A Brief Overview of Laser Regulations and Compliance

17 May 2019

Does your company manufacture or import products that contain lasers? If so, you must comply with the regulations under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), Chapter V, Subchapter C – Electronic Product Radiation Control, that applies to manufacturers of Laser products.  Therefore, you need an accession number from the FDA. In the USA, […]

FDA Certification of your Laser Enclosure

9 May 2019

FDA Certification of your Laser Enclosure Your company has acquired a laser that you now need to build an enclosure for. When asking for quotes for a laser enclosure, be sure to ask if they come with FDA Certification. If not, move on. That is not something you want to tackle yourself, unless you are […]

Do I need laser safety equipment in my dental practice?

24 April 2019

Do I need laser safety equipment in my dental practice?  Laser use in dental practices has developed significantly in the past 20 years.  If your practice owns a laser, the registered laser owner is responsible for ensuring that all personnel in your office have comprehensive knowledge of laser safety.  There are federal and/or international regulations […]

Do I need laser protective eyewear?

10 April 2019

Do I need laser protective eyewear? Yes!  Not only does eyewear protect your patient from the laser, it also protects them from other objects and liquids that could make contact with their eyes.  Please read this article on Jenn’s vision. If she had been given eyewear, she would still have vision in both of her […]

How to find the optimal laser barrier

15 March 2019

Laser Barriers range in size from a small window to a full enclosure that can encompass large airplane components. What do you need for your laser setup? Here are some things to consider when you are shopping for a laser barrier system. If you are operating a laser in an environment where only trained laser […]

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Leave that laser pointer at home!

24 January 2019

Are you ready for the Super Bowl?  If you are going, invite me, and don’t bring a laser pointer with you! The NFL is on alert for laser pointers at the Super Bowl after Tom Brady was menacingly dotted by a green beam repeatedly in Sunday’s AFC nail-biter in Kansas City — and a Hub […]

Managing Risks Associated with Lasers

5 November 2018

Laser users should be aware of the risks involved with their equipment. Not all lasers present the same hazards. Proper understanding and training of the particular laser being used, and its dangers, is necessary to avoid injury. Lasers with visible beams are categorized into four classes. Class 2 These relatively weak lasers are not a […]