The Focus3D is biophysiologically eye safe | FARO UK Blog
May
26
2011

The Focus3D is biophysiologically eye safe

The FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D is biophysiologically eye safe!This is the conclusion of a study delivered by Professor Schulmeister, laser safety expert from Seibersdorf Laboratories in Austria. The FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D is classified as Class 3R under IEC 60825-1 Ed 2.0. An analysis of the exposure levels of the eye for realistic as well as unrealistically conservative exposure conditions shows that the exposure is below injury threshold levels for the retina. It can therefore be concluded that exposure of the eye that can be expected to occur would not induce ocular injury. From this biophysical point of view, it would be necessary to wear eye protection (personal protective equipment). However, depending on national work place safety (health and safety at the workplace) legislation, it might be necessary to wear eye protection when the legally defined exposure limits are exceeded and when exposure can occur. Other measures might also be necessary according to legal requirements for work place safety (instruction of the employee, for instance), which are not the topic of this Expert Opinion. However, the level of risk as characterized in this Expert Opinion in the sense that there is no risk for ocular injury can be pan input in the risk assessment process which forms the basis for decision on necessary protective measures. If national legislation provides for the freedom of choice, based on this analysis, no laser specific protective measure would be necessary.

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