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Laser pointer safety technical information

This section contains the following pages:

  • Laser hazard distance calculator — An online calculator for determining the NOHD, ED50, and three FAA visual interference distances (Sensitive, Critical and Laser Free zones).

  • Laser hazard distances chart — How far away a beam can be an eye injury hazard, or a visual interference hazard, or a skin burn hazard, or a materials burn hazard — for selected consumer lasers.

  • 1-page “instant” LSO course — Brief discussion and link to an excellent page from the U.S. OSHA, about laser hazards. It summarizes the topics covered in a typical Laser Safety Officer course.