ABCO has two full-time Laser Safety Officers (LSOs) on staff to ensure every ABCO solution is in compliance with federal regulations guaranteeing the ultimate safety. FDA product registration is required by federal law. The LSO will document compliance with safety measures taken to convert a Class 4 Laser into a Class 1 Laser System.
ABCO Automation incorporates laser technologies in a wide range of design build projects. Examples of previous ABCO laser projects include branding tools with laser etching, wire marking for product identification, laser welding precision nuclear components, perforating packaging films, date coding medical products for traceability. Incorporating lasers into a system will ensure a consistent high-quality result.
Laser markers start out life as a Class 4 Laser – defined as an eye and skin hazard for both direct and scattered exposure. Our turnkey systems are designed to convert a hazardous Class 4 Laser into a completely safe Class 1 Laser System.
During the product design phase, our engineering team will incorporate Nominal Hazard Zone information in the laser product design, following FDA-CDRH requirements for laser products. For Build to Print projects, we require the client to provide a copy of their FDA product report and accession number. All client-provided FDA product reports will be reviewed by our LSO (Laser Safety Officer). The LSO will also review and approve all laser systems prior to shipping the completed project.
FDA product registration is required by federal law. Our LSO will document compliance with safety measures taken to convert a Class 4 Laser into a Class 1 Laser System. Proper documentation includes the LSO Risk Assessment Review, photo documentation, FDA Product Registration Report, and the FDA Annual Product Shipment Report.
Laser Safety Requirements
Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE)
Laser Safety Guarding