- Oct 3, 2021
My boss just purchased a 'Hand-Held' laser 'WELDING' system ( bad idea, IMHO... via the education/quality of the typical class of help that he hires). The manufacture's instructions loosely state SERIOUS cautions/warnings concerning safety, but don't properly disclose anything but 'minimum' protective measures. In such, my boss is cutting LOTS of corners in setting this dangerous thing up. He doesn't get it! He does not realize how dangerous reflected laser light can be to those, in close proximity to its operation! He kinda "Poo-poos" my warnings and suggestions. In short... how can I prove to him, before everyone goes blind, that he needs to spend the money and take the time to actually do this 'CORRECTLY'? Are there any IR laser detectors out there that will show just how much reflected laser light is actually being reflected and tossed around the shop? Would our cell phone camera's detect dangerous reflections? Maybe someone has a simple circuit design, that I can build, in order to test the true safety of the area surrounding the operation of this laser and the lacking safety of its rather 'BAD' work station design...???