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Eye Safety Std Update

FYI, below is a note from Jane Ehrgott, Lucent's representative to IEC
60825, regarding the progress in revising the International Eye Safety
Standard. The ballot results are attached in a note from Jerome Dennis, the
Chair of the IEC committee and an official of the CDRH at the  FDA. 

Paul Kolesar

The new amendment to IEC 60825 Part 1 Laser Safety standard has been
approved! See below for the results. The existing Safety Classifications
will change allowing for greater transmitted power levels. Only after the
IEC meeting in Japan the week of Nov 13-17 will we know when the standard
will actually be published and official as well as how it will affect the
Part 2 OFCS (optical fiber communication system) standard. (The new Classes
need to be integrated into Part 2.)

Jane Ehrgott
Lucent EH&S - Bell Labs 
Product Safety/Conformance 

From: 	Dennis, Jerome E.[SMTP:JXD@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 	Tuesday, October 17, 2000 8:33 AM
Subject: 	IEC 60825-1, Amendment 2 Ed. 1 - APPROVED!

And the score is:

	P Members voting:	17
	P Members in favor:	17
	P Members against:	 0
	P Members abstaining:	 2 (Finland, Portugal)
	O Members in favor:	 3 (France, Ireland, Slovenia)
	O Members abstaining:	 1 (Belgium)

There were 0 late votes not counted.

Sincerest thanks to all who worked so hard to make this a reality.