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Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Laser In Operation Trained Personnel Only

Online Training Certification Course

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This course presents an overview of duties and responsibilities of a laser safety officer and the safe operating procedures for using lasers in an industrial environment. It will cover basic concepts, industry safety standards, the responsibilities of a laser safety officer, different types of lasers and their hazards, and hazard control measures to follow when duties require you to operate a laser or to be present when a laser is in use.

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$199.95 per student   (1-3)

$179.95 per student   (4-7)

$161.95 per student   (8-12)

$145.95 per student   (13-20)

$131.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the governing regulations?
Different agencies have issued safety recommendations and regulations for the use of lasers in the workplace. This online course is based on regulations as outlined in OSHA, ANSI Z136, CDRH Federal Laser Product Performance Standard (FLPPS), IEC 60825-1, NFPA Code 115 and NFPA Code 70.

Who must take this training?
Industries that operate high-powered lasers are required to appoint a laser safety officer (LSO) to ensure that safety regulations and safe work practices are followed by all workers.

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Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

Clear and concise course with useful and practical information for a LSO.
Doug W

This was a great course and I learned a great deal about lasers in our everyday world as well as a great deal of respect for them as well as in the industrial world.
Robert T

The course was good and packed is a lot of information. I think it could be improved by adding more questions to the non-scored self-checks in each area and asking non-scored questions and providing advice about the case studies root causes/lessons learned, etc. I think some simple direction and examples of calculations done to determine NHZs would also be helpful.
Joe C

A lot of information to absorb, but very good in the sense of looking at incoming systems.
Michael B

Excellent course. Slides are well thought out and modern. Voice over is understandable.
Melvin A

I thought the training course was very thorough in explaining the requirements and technical understanding needed to be an LSO. The periodic testing was very effective.
Jeff H

Informative and well done. Narration was excellent.
Richard T

Thank you for the course. It was very informative and well thought.
Patricio S

I have recently been placed in a position that put me in charge of other peoples safety around a class 4 laser. This was a great place to lean the things I didn't even know I needed to know.
Richard D

I thought this was a very good course. I liked that I was able to do at my own pace, and restart easily when convenient. I will be using what I learned to make my place of employment a safer place. For this I am truly grateful. Keep up the good work!
Laurie F

Excellent course, very straight to the point and informative.
Javier C

Was very concise and established a strong foundation for growing skills. Also provided a great starting point for developing our own safety program for lasers.
Ethan J

There was tons of information. Overall it was a good high level overview of the subject. some information on the requirements of an LSO. met my requirements for training.
Cory V

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Welcome
  • Section 1-Course Objectives
  • Section 2-Introduction to Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training
  • Section 3-Basic Laser Concepts
    • What is a LASER?
    • Laser Radiation
    • Laser Safety
    • Industrial Laser Uses
    • Common Industrial Laser Types
    • Laser Safety Regulations-Vocabulary
    • Laser Safety Regulations-OSHA
    • Laser Safety Regulations-ANSI
    • Laser Safety Regulations-CDRH
    • Laser Safety Regulations-IEC
    • Laser Safety Regulations-NFPA
    • Laser Safety Regulations-Summary
  • Section 4-Laser Safety Officer
    • LSO Qualifications
    • LSO Responsibilities
    • Laser Safety Program
    • Laser Safety Committee
    • Laser Supervisor Responsibilities
    • Employee Responsibilities
  • Section 5-Laser Classification
    • Laser Hazard Considerations
    • Laser Hazard Classifications-Verifying Manufacturer Classifications
    • Laser Hazard Classifications-Class 1
    • Laser Hazard Classifications-Class 2
    • Laser Hazard Classifications-Class 3R
    • Laser Hazard Classifications-Class 3B
    • Laser Hazard Classifications-Class 4
    • Embedded Laser Classification
    • Laser Application Environment
    • Laser Application Environment-Indoor
    • Laser Application Environment-Outdoor
    • Application Personnel
  • Section 6-Hazards
    • Laser Injury Statistics
    • Beam Hazards
    • Beam Hazards-Eye
    • Symptoms of Eye Exposure
    • Beam Hazards-Skin
    • Beam Hazards Summary-Skin and Eye
    • Non-Beam Hazards
    • Electrical Hazard
    • Fire Hazard
    • Guidelines to Reduce Electrical and Fire Hazards
    • Collateral and Plasma Radiation
    • Guidelines to Reduce Collateral and Plasma Radiation
    • Laser-Generated Airborne Contaminants
    • Compressed Gas
    • Laser Dyes and Solvents
    • Guidelines to Reduce Chemical Agents
    • Human Factors
  • Section 7-Hazard Control Measures
    • Engineering Controls
      • Protective Housings
      • Interlocks
      • Protective Filters
      • Key Controls
      • Warning Systems
      • Beam Pathways
    • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Protective Eyewear
      • Protective Clothing
      • Barriers and Protective Curtains
    • Administrative Controls
      • Standard Operating Procedures
      • Education and Training
      • Controlled Access
      • Warning Signs
    • Special Controls
    • Special Considerations-Laser Disposal
  • Section 8-Medical Examinations
    • Types of Medical Examinations
  • Section 9-Summary
  • Section 10-Additional Resources
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

How long is the course?
It will take a MINIMUM of 3 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Accepted Industry practice requires that Industrial Laser Safety Officers be retrained every three years.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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