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LASER PRODUCT SAFETY LLC was founded by Mr. Kenneth J. Puckett, former laser/LED product Primary Designated Engineer (PDE) for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, USA. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is the leading product safety test house in the USA, and Mr. Puckett served as UL's chief laser/LED product safety expert, and is the sole founder of UL's laser/LED safety testing laboratory and certification program. Mr. Puckett has been a laser safety expert since 1986, and currently serves on the ANSI ASC Z136 SSC-1, ANSI ASC Z136 SSC-2 and ANSI ASC Z136 SSC-4 Committees, and the United States Technical Advisory Group Committee (US TAG), administered by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), and the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee No. 76 (IEC TC76), where he serves as Secretary to Working Group 3 (WG3), Laser Measurements, and Secretary to Working Group 5 (WG5), Telecommunications. He also currently serves the IECEE Committee of Testing Laboratories (CTL) Expert Task Force (ETF11) for Lasers, and Expert Task Force (ETF5-ECS/OSM-LUM) for LEDs.  

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IEC TC76 is the International laser/LED product safety committee comprised of the leading world experts chartered to write the IEC 60825 series of laser/LED product safety standards. The US TAG is comprised of United States expert delegates to serve IEC TC76, and the US National Committee (USNC) housed at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in New York. The USNC serves as secretariat for IEC TC76. Mr. Puckett currently serves on these International laser safety committees alongside the world experts, including Mr. Jerome Dennis, director of the US FDA CDRH, chairman of the US TAG, and also chairman of IEC TC76.












During a 15 year tenure at Underwriters Laboratories Inc.(UL), Mr. Puckett:

- Served as ULs Primary Designated Engineer (PDE) for laser and
  LED products
- Served as ULs expert representative on the US TAG and IEC TC76
  committees
- Served as UL's laser safety technical advisor to the convener of IEC
  CTL ETF2 committee
- Served as UL's laser safety technical advisor to the convener of
   ANSI ASC Z136 committee
- Founded ULs laser/LED laboratory and laser testing/certification
   service program
- Served as manager and chief technical reviewer of ULs laser/LED
   laboratory and laser testing/certification service program
- Served as UL's SME (subject matter expert) for UL's ISO 17025 and
   IECEE CB scheme laser laboratory accreditation (www.iso.org). 
- Developed ULs Laser Product Guideline (UL corporate laser/LED
   product policy)
- Served as chief laser expert on ULs Corporate Laser Safety
  Committee
- Served as a certified DEMKO International IEC 60825 reviewing
  engineer
- Served as UL's liaison to VDE under the UL/VDE Memorandum of
  Understanding (MOU)
- Served as ULs Laser Safety Officer (LSO),
- Certified member of Laser Institute of America (LIA)
- Certified by US Dept. of Commerce, National Institute of Standards
   and Technology (NIST) for laser radiation measurement
- Served as Engineering Team Leader responsible for traditional
   product safety (risk of electric shock, fire and injury) for multiple
   product categories
- Served as Designated Engineer (DE) responsible for traditional
   product safety (risk of electric shock, fire and injury) for multiple
   product categories.


The following is a partial list of companies served for laser/LED product testing and laser/LED certification report services:

TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Kenneth J. Puckett, LSO
Mr. Puckett served as Engineering Manager, laser and LED product Primary Designated Engineer (PDE) and Laser Safety Officer (LSO) for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, USA. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is the leading product safety test house in the USA, and Mr. Puckett served as UL's chief laser and LED product safety technical expert, and  is the founder of UL's laser testing laboratory and certification program. 

Mr. Puckett currently serves on several international laser safety committees including ANSI ASC Z136 SSC-1 (Control Measures), ANSI ASC Z136 SSC-2 (Telecommunications) and ANSI ASC Z136 SSC-4 (Radiometric Measurement) Committees, the United States Technical Advisory Group Committee (US TAG), administered by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), and the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee No. 76 (IEC TC76 Safety of laser and LED products) where he serves as Secretary to Working Group 3 (WG3), Laser Measurements, and Secretary to Working Group 5 (WG5), Fiber Optic Telecommunications

He also currently serves the IECEE Committee of Testing Laboratories (CTL) Expert Task Force (ETF11) for Laser Measurement and Expert Task Force (ETF5-ECS/OSM-LUM) for LED measurement. Mr. Puckett is a technical instructor for laser hazard analysis, and most notably, was invited to lecture on laser radiation hazard analysis and radiometric measurement to the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.

Mr. Puckett has extensive product testing and evaluation experience in the field of product safety, for a broad range of equipment types, i.e. Lasers, LEDs, UV sources, IR sources, Information Technology Equipment, Telecommunications, Audio/Video, Medical, Laboratory, Research, Photographic, Power Supplies, etc., as well as experience implementing and maintaining ISO/IEC/EN 17025 laboratory accreditation. 

His Certifications include United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Radiometric Measurement, North Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Measurement Uncertainty, American Society for Quality A2LA, DEMKO International Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark, IEC 60825 Reviewing Engineer, and Rockwell Laser Institute, Laser Safety. Mr. Puckett holds an AS in Physics and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina.

Dr. J. Chris Luft, Ph.D.
Dr. Luft has extensive experience utilizing laser equipped technologies in the investigation of a broad range of scientific areas. His ability to employ laser equipped technologies such as flow cytometry, dynamic light scatter, spectrophotometry, microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology, and micro arrays have allowed for significant advancements in: 1) the biomedical applications of nanoparticles, 2) enzymatic screening, 3) drug discovery, and 4) genomic research.   

Dr. Luft currently serves as Team Leader of Cellular Pharmacology for NanoVector Inc., a nanobiotechnology company located in Raleigh, NC. NanoVector's technology involves the successful modification of a common plant virus so it delivers drugs only to specific cells inside the human body, without affecting surrounding tissue. 

Dr. Luft has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international scientific conferences and has served on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Center for Biomodular Multiscale Systems at Louisiana State University. 

Chris was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Millsaps College and Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. J. Roland Yow, Ph.D.
Dr. Roland Yow served as a professor at North Carolina State University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Raleigh, NC. He received several honors and awards including the Engineering Honors Program, MACHINERY'S Achievement Award and 3 year NDEA Graduate Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Tau Sigma. He has extensive experience in the fields of Product Safety Testing, Accident and Event Reconstruction, Forensic Studies, Advanced Transportation Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Design, Stress Analysis, Vibrations and Structural Dynamics, Mechanical Behavior of  Materials, Plasticity, Deformation Analysis, Earthquake Design and Qualification, Environmental Testing, Qualification, and Certification. He is a member of multiple professional organizations including American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers of North Carolina, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and Southern California Association of Structural Engineers and North Carolina State University School of Engineering Advisory Council, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Dr. Roland Yow has served on multiple National Committees including American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Committee on Nuclear Air and Gas Treatment (CONAGT) and various subcommittees for General Requirements, Structural Design, Ductwork and Instrumentation; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Committee on the Qualification of Mechanical Equipment for Nuclear Power Facilities (QME), Main Committee; and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on the Design of HVAC Supports for Nuclear Power Facilities, Main Committee. He has extensive knowledge and experience on seismic design and environmental qualification (both analytical and testing) of equipment for nuclear facilities, and on solving mechanical and structural vibration problems and for designing and fabricating equipment to operate in rough terrain. 

As a Corning Glass Works Senior Development and Systems Engineer, Dr. Roland Yow worked with the development group in the Corning Data Systems Department, with the objective of developing the Corning Remote Computer Graphics Terminal. His responsibilities and accomplishments included the setup of a special cathode ray tube development production process; the study of photochromic glass properties and development of an activation system; and software development applications. In addition, he consulted on problems related to localized phosphor heating, vacuum techniques, strain rate measurements, and mechanical design. 

In addition to his early work in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at North Carolina State University on the Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Handbook, Dr. Roland Yow has authored or edited several texts used for teaching seismic and Environmental Qualification Seminars. He has written many technical papers presented and published by organizations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Harvard University, in conferences held around the world. He has been the principal Lecturer at many Qualification Seminars, both Seismic and Environmental, in several United States locations as well as Visiting Guest Lecturer at several qualification seminars presented in France and the United Kingdom. 

Dr. Roland Yow holds an Associate in Arts, Pre-Engineering, from Gardner-Webb College, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of North Carolina, Commonwealth of Virginia, State of South Carolina, State of California, State of Washington, State of Pennsylvania, and the State of New Jersey.

Peter J. Boden   
Mr. Peter J. Boden has been active for nearly two decades with development, promotion and support of optical radiation standards both U.S. and IEC based. He has served as Manager Global R&D, Project Management Officer, and Principal Engineer (SME) Optical Radiation Safety for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), Northbrook, IL. for 30+years. As Principal Engineer Optical Radiation Safety, he directed numerous initiatives including development and implementation of laser and photobiological testing laboratories in the U.S., Japan, and Europe; optical radiation technical competency training for over 50 global engineers and scientists; and implementation of many corporate optical radiation safety policies including those for lasers, photobiological (LEDs), and UV. In addition, he served as chief reviewer of CDRH and IEC laser product reports. As UL's LSO, he developed a global network of laser safety officers.

Mr. Boden's core area of expertise is with laser and photobiological safety standards, compliance & regulation - U.S. 21CFR, FDA CDRH, IEC60825-1, IEC62471, UL/IEC60601-1 medical device particular for optical radiation safety, ANSI Z136.1, ANSI RP-27, and ACGIH for UV safety. In this regard he has developed standard requirement proposals, administered training, and consulted with numerous name-brand customers, agencies, and industries including the FDA CDRH, U.S. Army (White Sands Missile Range), Abbot Medical Diagnostics Division, and Amazon.com to name a few. He developed many proposals for UL safety standards including UL1995 for UV safety, UL8750 for photobiological safety, and UL60601-1 particular for laser safety.

As an IECEE Registered Lead and Technical Assessor of Testing Laboratories in the Electrotechnical Sector against the ISO/IECEE 17025 and IECEE Rules and Procedures, and has conducted assessments of laser testing laboratoriesin the U.S., Japan and Europe. He presently serves on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group TC 76 - Optical Radiation Safety & Laser Equipment. He also served on IEC60825-1 Expert Task Force 11, IECEE CTL WG6 for photobiological safety (LEDs), and the ANSI Z136.1 standards committee. In addition, he led the development of many IEC laboratory testing documents including TRFs, Equipment Lists, Enquires, and Proficiency Testing Programs.

Mr. Boden has been invited to speak at numerous venues the latest of which will be held in Chicago, June 2014: "Next Generation - Laser Technology Components & Applications", conference.

Mr. Boden has numerous technical publications and awards. He holds a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, BS in Health Sciences from Northern Michigan University, and AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Michigan Technological University.

Jerome Dennis   
Mr. Jerry Dennis served the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 33 years where he had been the agency's international expert in laser and optical radiation safety and safety standards. His responsibilities included the maintenance of the CDRH radiation safety standard for laser products (21 CFR 1040) and the development of regulatory policies including Laser Notices 50, 52, 53, 54 and many earlier policy statements. 

Jerry represented the agency in leadership roles in international and national standards organizations, IEC TC 76, ANSI Z136, B 11.21, and NFPA TC 115. He guided CDRH reviewers in report review criteria and regulatory policy. In addition, he developed and presented training courses on the Radiation Control Act and its regulation and on radiation physics and biological effects.

Jerry Dennis is the immediate past Vice Chairman of ANSI Z136. He served as General Chairman of the Laser Institute of America (LIA)'s International Laser Safety Conferences in 1997 and 1999. Jerry has authored and co-authored numerous papers and articles on laser safety standards.

Prior to joining the CDRH, Jerry had spent 15 years in industry. He was the Manager of High Energy Laser Products for Hadron Inc. in New York. Here he was responsible for engineering support for terawatt Nd glass laser systems from CGE in France that are used in fusion research as well as for the firm's domestic product line of pulsed and CW laser systems and their industrial applications. He had been with TRG Inc. in New York when Hadron had spun off from TRG in 1968. At TRG he was involved in research and development of high power pulsed laser systems for military and industrial applications. 

Jerry's early experience was with the Naval Material Laboratory in New York where he was in research on the effects of optical radiation from nuclear weapons.

Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Fordham University in New York City. He currently serves as Chairman of IEC TC 76. He also currently serves as Technical Advisor for the US National Committee for the IEC and Chairman of the US committee of expert delegates  in laser and optical radiation safety.  

R. Timothy Hitchcock, CIH, CLSO   
Robert Timothy Hitchcock is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Laser Safety Officer with over 20 years of experience in the chemical and electronics industries. He has B.A. and B.S. degrees from East Carolina University and a M.S.P.H. in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina. 

He has been responsible for a broad spectrum of  industrial hygiene programs in industry, but has focused on nonionizing radiation safety and laser radiation safety. Tim has more than 15 years of experience as a laser safety officer (LSO) and more than 10 years of experience in corporate responsibility for laser safety and nonionizing radiation for IBM. He has worked as a consultant in the area of nonionizing radiation protection for over 20 years. 

Tim is a Fellow in the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), a member of the Nonionizing Radiation Committee of the AIHA, a Senior Member of the Laser Institue of America (LIA), a member of the Board of Directors of the LIA, and a member of the Board of Laser Safety. Tim has served as a member of the Nonionizing Radiation Advisory Committee of the North Carolina Radiation Protection Commission for over 15 years. He has been a member of Accredited Standard Committee Z136 on laser safety since 1988 and currently serves on its Administrative Committee, three Technical Subcommittees, and twp Standards Subcommittees.

He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Environmental Engineering Department of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, and a faculty member in the UNC Educational Resource Center. Tim has given numerous presentations on various topics in nonionizing radiation at professional conferences and has taught courses ranging from worker safety training to professional development courses at conferences to graduate courses in university settings. Tim is a Laser Safety Officer instructor.

Tim has written a book on radio-frequency radiation and has authored or co-authored the AIHA's Nonionizing Radiation Guide Series. He has written numerous book chapters in books such as Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology and The Occupational Environment-Its Evaluation and Control. He is the recipient of the AIHA's 2004 Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award for the most significant contribution to industrial hygiene in recent years. He received inaugural the Friends of the AIHA Press Award in 2000, presented by the AIHA Publications Committee and AIHA Knowledge Group. The AIHA's Nonionizing Radiation Committee presented Tim with the Distinguished Service Award in 1996 and an Excellence Award for development of the Nonionizing Radiation Guide Series in 1999.

Robert H. Walton Jr.   
Mr. Walton served Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) in the field of product safety testing and evaluation of a broad range of equipment types, i.e. Telecommunications, ITE, Telephone, Power Supplies, Medical & Dental Equipment, and Laboratory Equipment. Underwriters Laboratories Inc., headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, USA, is the leading product safety test house in the USA.

Mr. Walton is experienced in Quality Engineering and functioned as a Lead Assessor for UL�s Quality & Reliability Department, and as a Designated Field Engineer, supervising various New England inspection centers. 

He has extensive experience as a Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager/Document Control Coordinator specializing in system quality aspects, technical report writing, maintaining ISO/IEC/EN 17025 accreditation and training related to quality, maintaining all documentation, forms, manuals and control documents and ensuring quality system implementation. 

Mr. Walton holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York @ Stony Brook. He is a Certified Quality Engineer by the American Society for Quality Control. He is a Certified ISO 9000 series Lead Assessor by AMTAC/BSI. He is a Certified Third Party Reviewing Engineer and 510K Reviewing Engineer by the US Food And Drug Administration, Center For Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Staff College. He is Certified in Laser Safety (laser hazard analysis, classification, safety interlocks, biological effects and controls measures) by Rockwell Laser Institute, Cincinnati, OH.

Michael J. Gaczewski   
Mr. Gaczewski served for over 22 years in the field of electronic engineering for Schlumberger Technologies (ATE Division) in San Jose, California, and also for Hewlett Packard Company (Ink Jet Division) in Corvallis, Oregon. 

Mr. Gaczewski has extensive working knowledge of and experience in the installation, de-installation, testing, troubleshooting and repair of automated production line equipment that utilizes Lasers, AC/DC Control Boxes, PLC, Pnuematics, Sensors, Cameras for Positioning and Inspection. 

He has extensive experience in installation, deinstallation, troubleshooting and repair of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for semiconductor devices. Leading edge high speed digital logic and control for testing the functionality of microprocessors, gate arrays and custom logic devices. Implementation of preventive maintenance procedures on the same tools and equipment. Implementation of field changes and retrofits on the same tools and equipment. 

He has hands on experience with Air Pumps, Air Blowers, Fluid Pumps, Fans, Heat Exchangers, Valves, Relays, Solenoids, Thermocouples, Resistive Heating Elements, Switches, Sensors, AC and DC Power Supplies, and AC and DC Motors. Digital Multi Meters, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Frequency Generators and Variable DC Power Power Supplies. Electrical diagrams, schematics, mechanical drawings, technical documentation and procedure generation, interpretation and analysis. 

Mr. Gaczewski is Certified in Laser Safety (laser hazard analysis, classification, safety interlocks, biological effects and controls measures) by Rockwell Laser Institute, Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Gaczewski also holds a Bachelor�s of Science in Electronics Engineering from the Ohio Institute of Technology.

John L. McNeish,   
Mr. McNeish served as an Engineering Manager for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). Underwriters Laboratories Inc., headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, USA, is the leading product safety test house in the USA. 

Mr. McNeish has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of product safety testing and evaluation for a broad range of equipment types, i.e. Telecommunications, ITE, Power Supplies, Photographic Equipment, Power Distribution, Lasers, Battery Chargers, Communication Circuit, Kiosks, Inverters, Isolated Loop Circuit Protectors, Power Cable Assemblies, Primary Protectors, Solenoids, and Telephone Equipment. 

Mr. McNeish has extensive experience in designing and implementing production line programming logic controllers (PLC) hardware and software, automation controls support and robotics technology. He is an Automations Engineer, and holds a Certificate in Industrial Controls from Wake Tech, Raleigh, NC, Department of Automation Technology. He is Certified in Laser Safety (laser hazard analysis, classification, safety interlocks, biological effects and controls measures) by Rockwell Laser Institute, Cincinnati, OH. Mr. McNeish also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Robert W. Wilcox, CISSP, CCNA
Currently the Chief Technical Officer at Laser Product Safety, Mr. Wilcox served as Sr Network Security Engineer in the CISO for the United States Postal Service in Raleigh, Network Security Engineer - Internet Abuse Investigator for AT&T Labs - Research Triangle Park, NC and has extensive knowledge and experience in IT Systems Security and Administration and WAN networking.  He has presented computer security workshops at UNC Chapel Hill and the local InfraGard chapter.

Mr. Wilcox served as a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Maritime Law Enforcement Officer, BM2-E5 enforcing Federal Maritime Law inland and on the high seas.  He served as a Qualified/Certified Search and Rescue boat operator and a Qualified/Certified Maritime Law Enforcement-Boarding Officer/Instructor. He was awarded Sailor of the Year � 1997, Station Carquinez, CA, USCG. He also served as the Information Systems Administrator U.S. Coast Guard - San Francisco, CA, maintaining a Secret security clearance. He served as USCG network administrator for the computer systems of the Search and Rescue Operation Center, at Mare Island, Station Carquinez, and Station Francisco, CA.

Mr. Wilcox is a member of multiple professional organizations i.e. Information Systems Security Association (ISSA Raleigh Chapter),  ISC2, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, UUNET Network Security Roundtable, Washington DC, and a former Member and contributor to InfraGard, Raleigh Chapter. 

He is a former U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Officer, Lieutenant. He is an International Information Systems Certification Consortium (ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Systems, Inc. He is a Certified SANS Network Security Associate. He is also a Certified US Military Information Systems Administrator. He is Certified in Laser Safety (laser hazard analysis, classification, safety interlocks, biological effects and controls measures) by Rockwell Laser Institute, Cincinnati, OH.      


James Marley  
Mr. Jim Marley has over 20 years experience in the field of EMC compliance testing, product design and EMC laboratory management. He served as an EMC Engineering Group Leader for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Research Triangle Park, NC office. Underwriters Laboratories Inc., headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, is leading product safety test house in the USA. Jim also served as an EMC Engineer for IBM Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC office and as a Senior EMC Engineer for Eaton Corporation.

Jim has extensive experience in EMC design, such as component placement, decoupling, board stack-up, ground-power segmentation, clock routing, grounding and ground/power breaks, shielding, filters, connector grounding cable design, etc., as well as extensive experience in EMC compliance testing.

He has vast experience in implementing and maintaining ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation. Jim has expertise in compiling compliance test reports and creating Technical Construction Files (TCF) for the EMC and R&TTE Directives as well as radio transmitter certification packages for the FCC and Canada.  Jim also has experience creating emissions test site registration packages for FCC, Canada and Japan VCCI.

Jim has received formal training and education in multiple areas of EMC, such as FCC Certification Body training, EMC Directive Competent Body training, R&TTE Directive Notified Body training, EMC Design training, and CISPR 22/FCC Part 15/ANSI C63.4 training.

Jim served as Section Chair for the IEEE EMC Society and is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. Jim is currently an active member of NARTE. Jim holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.   

LASER PRODUCT SAFETY LLC operates in conformance with ISO/IEC/EN 17025, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, with testing and office facility located in Durham, North Carolina (15 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA).



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May 2004
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July 2004
LPS contracted  to test ultraviolet Class 3B argon lasers intended for DNA testing in FBI  crime labs. 

October 2004
LPS invited to lecture to faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA for laser hazard analysis and radiation measurement. 

January 2005
LPS invited to present at Sparview Conference on the safety of new 3D laser scanning metrology, dimensional control and survey technologies which impact design quality, construction schedules, manufacturing costs, project safety and operations efficiency.

April 2005
LPS announces Class 1 Field Evaluation program for Certifying eligible, installed, Industrial laser systems to ANSI Z136.1.

September 2005
LPS requested to perform testing for FBI investigation of laser pointer airplane incident.

November 2005
LPS contracted  to perform testing on latest Raman and EDFA combination amplifier application that can double the distance of SAN traffic over wide-area DWDM (dense wavelength-division multiplexing) networks making it the world's longest SANs (200km).

March 2006
LPS contracted to evaluate and test breakthrough precision medical device utilizing lasers to measure oxygen levels in organs.

August 2006
LPS featured in August 2006 issue of Laser Focus World magazine for testing a world class laser fishing lure.

October 2006
LPS contracted to evaluate a new near infrared laser spectralyzer used in nanotechnology, analyzing carbon nanotubes (CNT) which are a new form of carbon, configurationally equivalent to two dimensional graphene sheet rolled into a tube. CNTs are grown now by several techniques in the laboratory and are just a few nanometers in diameter and several microns long.

February 2007
LPS contracted to test an infrared Class 3B laser scanner used on the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Shuttle Endeavour.

May 2007
LPS contracted to test an ultraviolet sniffer laser intended for biological and chemical agent detection used by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

July 2007
LPS expands testing capabilities to include Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA), Seismic, Vibration, Shock and Strengths of Materials.

August 2007
LPS announces being equipped with a multiaxis seismic table necessary for the new multiaxis seismic testing requirements of MIL-STD-810F. 

January 2008
LPS contracted to evaluate systems employed by the  the United States Marine Corps' Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV), recently renamed the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). The EFV is capable of transporting 18 Marines and a crew of three over water at speeds of 29 miles an hour. On land, the EFV can achieve speeds of 45 miles an hour.

April 2008
LPS contracted to perform IEC 62471 LED eye safety testing and evaluation on the newest technology in LED solid state lighting referred to as skyceilings and luminous virtual windows. These devices employ LED lighting which illuminate opaque image tiles.

June 2008
LPS expands operations and opens a sales branch office in the USA Northwest: Corvallis, Oregon.

September 2008
LPS contracted to perform IEC 60825 laser eye safety testing and evaluation on the newest technology in laboratory flow cytometer systems using peristaltic pumps to provide a non-pressureized, zero pulsation "push/pull" system with sophisticated microprocessor controlled dynamic feedback.

October 2008
LPS expands operations and opens a sales branch office in Southern California USA: Toluca Lake, California.

November 2008
LPS contracted to perform US FDA 21CFR and IEC 60825 laser eye safety testing and evaluation on the newest technology in infrared simulated weapons used in training by the US Military.

December 2008
LPS expands operations and opens a sales branch office in Asia: Chungli City, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

January 2009
LPS expands operations and opens a sales branch office in Europe: Copenhagan, Denmark.

March 2009
LPS partners with GlobalSpec. GlobalSpec is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, manufacturing and related scientific and technical market segments.

May 2009
LPS announces the L Mark. The L Mark The L Mark of Laser Product Safety LLC (LPS) signifies laser, LED, UV and/or IR radiation safety compliance. The L Mark on a product means that LPS has tested and evaluated representative samples of that product and determined that they meet the applicable radiation safety requirements.

July 2009
LPS contract to test the latest LED street lamps for IEC 62471 LED radiation safety compliance. The street lamps utilize ultra bright LED rated 70,000 hours (LM70).

September 2009
LPS becomes an authorized partner lab for NEMKO. NEMKO is a NCB test house under the IECEE CB Scheme and has 23 locations in 4 continents and offers market access services in over 150 countries worldwide.

November 2009
LPS contracted by the United States Navy to perform IEC 62471  testing and evaluation of LED light devices used for inspection of US Navy ships.

January 2010
LPS announces consulting services and assistance for the Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings Manual issued by the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This Manual provides guidance for the protection of people and buildings from Earthquakes.

August 2010

LPS becomes an Underwriters Laboratories Inc. subcontractor testing laboratory  to perform IEC 62471 testing and evaluation of LED devices.

February 2011
LPS expands operations and opens a sales branch office in Kenya, Africa.

October 2011
LPS announces software testing services: Active Test/Audit of Network systems, SCADA Security Assessment and Device Penetration Testing.

March 2012
LPS announces a Military Division of LPS dedicated to developing Innovative Technologies involving lasers for military projects.   

June 2012
LPS contracted to evaluate and test an Ultra-Violet Laser Optical Screening System which reliably delineates nearly any petroleum NAPL including gasoline, diesel, crude oil, kerosene and many others. Petroleum hydrocarbons contain significant amounts of naturally fluorescent PAHs. Laser-induced fluorescence systems consistently detect them and precisely log their presence versus depth.

August 2012
LPS engaged to perform IEC/EN 62471 and ISO 15004-2 photobiological testing on an ophthalmic slit lamp microscope for irradiating a slit light strong against the transparent bodies such as the cornea and a crystalline lens from slant, carrying out optical cutting using a high brightness LED.

October 2012
LPS contracted by Siemens Power Generation to evaluate and test an enclosure of an 10,600nm 8.0kW industrial CO2 laser used for turbine manufacturing for Class 1 assignment. The enclosure employed high grade metal and polycarbonate windows. 

November 2012
LPS contracted to evaluate and test an IR laser gesture recognition 3D camera specially tuned to see infrared light emitted by the camera creating a real time 3D image.

February 2013
LPS contracted to evaluate and test a handheld Ultra-Violet LED camera scanner assembly to IEC/EN 62471utilized for dental imaging.

May 2013
LPS contracted to perform IEC/EN 60825-1 and 60825-2 evaluation and testing on a WSS (Wave Selective Switch). WSS is the central heart of the very latest DWDM reconfigurable Agile Optical Network. Wavelength switching can be dynamically changed though an electronic communication control interface on the WSS.

September 2013
LPS engaged to evaluate and test a Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement (FBRM) device which provides the unique ability to measure particles and droplets inline in concentrated suspensions and emulsions without the need for sample extraction.

December 2013
LPS contracted to evaluate and test a Raman Spectroscopic device to IEC/EN 60825-1 and US FDA CDRH 21CFR which derives information about secondary and tertiary protein structure by monitoring molecular vibrations.

January 2014
Laser Product Safety LLC's L Mark featured in the January 2014 issue of Laser Focus World magazine.

 
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