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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 […]

Should I upgrade to the newest version of LaserSafe PC?

20 March 2019

There is a new version available of LaserSafe PC – version 5.4.  If you have the LaserSafe PC laser safety calculation software, your current version may be out of date and need to be upgraded. Depending on your existing version you may find that it does not comply with the latest internationally accepted laser safety […]

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 […]

Laser Safety for Industrial Applications

30 September 2018

High powered lasers are frequently used in industrial applications. Their widest use is in the processing of materials including cutting, drilling, and welding. New applications are being developed all the time. In addition, laser processing can be controlled by computers. Lasers make it possible to effectively cut or drill through materials that are either too […]

Laser Safety in the Dental Industry

31 August 2018

Laser use is becoming more common in the dental industry. The FDA has approved two types of lasers for dental procedures- hard tissue lasers and soft tissue lasers. The use of lasers is a precise and effective way to perform a number of dental procedures. Hard tissue lasers are used primarily for preparing the teeth […]

RT Technologies Adds Mobile Camera to Product Safety Line

31 May 2018

At RT Technologies we’re pleased to announce a new product to our line of workplace and industrial safety devices.  We now carry the WiFi Mobile Camera by Innovative Industrial Solutions.  The primary applications for this camera include: Situations where rapid deployment or mobile use is required Second verification quality assurance Quality control video inspections The […]