Following a six year development phase - with significant scientific input from our group and our Dr. Karl Schulmeister having been project leader - we are happy that the international laser product safety standard IEC 60825-1 Edition 3.0 was published in May 2014 and was also published in the meantime in most countries as national standard (Japan, Australia, Europe…). The first country in Europe to publish the standard as “EN” was Great Britain, were it was published as BS EN 60825-1 in August 2014. The German standard DIN EN 60825-1 is to be published in the next few weeks:
EN 60825-1 Edition 3.0 was listed in April 2015 in the official Journal of the EU as harmonized standard under the Low Voltage Directive. The transition period for Edition 2.0 is until June 2017.