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Ken Barat

Mr. Ken  Barat

Independent Consultant

42179 W. Santa Fe St

Maricopa AZ 85138
United States

tel: 925-698-5661
E-mail: lasersafetysolutions@gmail.com
Web: LaserSafetySolutions.org

Area of Expertise

Laser Safety


Ken Barat, is a long standing expert in Laser Safety, particularly in the Research and Technology arena. He is the former Laser Safety Officer (LSO) for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, National Ignition Facility Directorate, and Laser Safety Advisor for BELLA and LIGO. Ken has three texts published on laser safety and numerous articles. He is the chairman of the ANSI Standard committee for Safe Use of Lasers in Research, Development and Testing. A member of the UK Laser Safety Forum, Laser Institute of America Fellow and Senior member of SPIE & IEEE and well as an OSA Distinguished Lecturer. Winner of both Rockwell awards for laser safety education and two time LBNL Mentor of the year and SPIE instructor, Ken's expertise is obtaining practical laser safety solutions. He is presently working on his own as a laser safety consultant and instructor.

Lecture Title(s)

Laser Safety in Research
This presentation reviews a number of strategies to obtaining laser safety in the lab. This includes good practices of both procedures and physical control measures.
Laser Lessons Learned
The presentation reviews a number of laser accidents, what happened, and how they could have been prevented. Depending on audience size a class exercise will be performed.
Obtaining a laser safety culture
Presentation outlines elements of a strong laser safety culture including the role of both management and users.
Fundamentals of Laser Safety
A review of the critical elements of achieving laser safety
Pilot illumination
Presentation on the issue of pilot illumination by hand held laser

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