Laser safety education comes into focus at conference

May 9, 2019

FARO® Technologies receives award for laser safety program

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) recently awarded FARO Technologies, Inc. its prestigious ALSE Award for Achievement in Laser Safety Education in Specialized Manufacturing & Services during its 2019 International Laser Safety Conference. The award recognized the FAROBest! Continuous Improvement Program, which was established to further FARO’s pursuit of excellence. 

Read the full release below to learn more about FARO’s commitment to laser safety education and our emerging work in the field of Photonics.


FAROBest! Wins ALSE Award for Laser Safety Education

FARO Technologies was pleased to participate in the 2019 International Laser Safety Conference, a four-day event held in Kissimmee, Florida on covering all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control organized by The Laser Institute of America (LIA).

FARO Technologies was presented the prestigious ALSE Award for Achievement in Laser Safety Education in Specialized Manufacturing & Services. The ALSE award recognizes organizations and their laser safety program managers for dedicating significant time and resources to laser safety with a commitment to a laser safety program, a trained Laser Safety Officer, and ongoing laser safety education. Accepting the award for FARO was Mark Longmuir, Senior Director and Vertical Leader of FARO’s emerging growth vertical, Photonics (pictured here on the right with Dr. Nathanial Quick, Executive Director of LIA). Longmuir gave a presentation detailing FARO’s Laser Safety and FAROBest! Continuous Improvement Programs.

The award presentation was preceded by the panel discussion showcasing “Photonics and the Future, The Impacts of LIDAR on Safety and Policy,” where autonomous vehicle and metrology applications were discussed.

The FARO Photonics Emerging Vertical fabricates high-speed galvanometer-based steering systems that are frequently used in OEM LIDAR applications.

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