A comprehensive resource for safe and responsible laser use

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.

Info and studies on laser safety …

Also, see our pages on laser/aviation hazard studies, which include research papers done by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other experts