Measurements for Laser Safety


This hands-on course will teach you how to perform laser safety measurements according to applicable laser safety standards. The course will focus on workshop exercises that are designed to make maximum use of laser output measurement equipment in solving real-world laser measurement problems.

The ANSI Z136.4 American National Standard Recommended Practice for Laser Safety Measurements for Hazard Evaluation, FDA/CDRH Laser Product Performance Standard, and the IEC/TR 60825-13 Ed. 2.0 will be the basis of measurement requirements presented in the course. The instructor is the Chair of the ANSI Z136 Measurements Standards Subcommittee (SSC-4) and the Convenor of the IEC TC 76 Laser Radiation Measurement Working Group (WG 3).

AAHP has awarded this course 20 CEC (2017-00-097). ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 20 hours which can be claimed for 3.34 CM Credit. This course is eligible for 2 Recertification points BCSP Category 7. The BLS has awarded this course 2.5 CM points (106-34501).


Class dates: October 23 - 25, 2017

Location: UL Facility, Raleigh-Durham, NC

Course provided by Rockwell Laser Industries.

Target Audience

  • Design engineers
  • Product safety certification engineers
  • Regulatory compliance engineers
  • Standards / codes developers
  • Product and program safety managers
  • Anyone interested in the design, manufacture and use of safe products, process and service

Course Topics

  • Radiometric Quantities and Units
  • Pulse length determinations
  • Detector types, accuracy of measurements
  • Irradiance, Radiant Exposure and Radiance and Integrated Radiance
  • Multiple pulse and scanning lasers
  • Near field and far field measurements
  • Diameter of focused beams
  • Beam spatial characteristics
  • Measurement of large and small divergence

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Time Requirement


Public Workshop 3 days
$1350 ($1200 for registrations 30 days prior to course)

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