ABCO has two full-time Laser Safety Officers (LSOs) on staff to ensure every ABCO solution is in compliance with federal regulations. FDA product registration is required by federal law. The LSO documents the compliance of safety measures taken to convert a Class 4 Laser into a Class 1 Laser System.
ABCO incorporates laser technologies in a wide range of design build projects, including branding tools with laser etching, wire marking for product identification, laser welding of precision nuclear components, perforating packaging films, date coding on medical products for traceability.
Laser markers start out as a Class 4 Laser which is defined as an eye and skin hazard for both direct and scattered exposure. We design turnkey systems to convert a hazardous Class 4 Laser into a completely safe Class 1 Laser System.
During the product design phase, our engineering team incorporates 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 are reviewed by our LSO (Laser Safety Officer). The LSO also reviews and approves all laser systems prior to shipping the completed project. We provide all the proper documentation, including 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