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Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Online Training Certification Course

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Lasers are a powerful industrial tool used in numerous applications, including cutting, welding, drilling, bonding, surveying, and more. Because lasers produce high-intensity light beams that can cause workplace accidents and injuries, an industrial laser safety officer is required for work with high-powered lasers. The laser safety office (LSO) ensures that safety regulations and safe work practices are followed by all other workers.

This laser safety certification course provides an overview of a laser safety officer's duties and responsibilities for using lasers in an industrial setting. Course topics include basic concepts, applicable regulations, and industry standards for the use of lasers in the workplace. Industrial laser safety officer training highlights different types of lasers and their hazards, as well as the hazard control measures to employ when operating or working near a laser.

This course is for:
This laser safety course is designed for anyone who works in industries that operate high-powered lasers. Such industries are required to appoint a laser safety officer (LSO) to ensure that safety regulations and safe work practices are followed by all employees. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA, ANSI, CDRH, IEC, and NFPA for laser safety training.

Available languages: 100+ languages - translation provided by Google Translate (Select Language bottom of page)

Case Study: A laser operator at a manufacturing site reported an electrical output problem with the laser he was using to the maintenance supervisor. Upon arrival at the worksite, the supervisor told the operator to cease use of the laser, but not to turn off the equipment, because he felt the problem would be apparent when the high-voltage control cabinet was opened. The workers had received specific training from the manufacturer in how to open the control cabinet, but failed to follow the necessary de-energizing procedures.

When the supervisor touched one of the conductors within the high-voltage cabinet with a screwdriver, he was electrocuted. Emergency rescue workers were unable to revive him.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 covers general industry regulations, while 1926 is designated for construction industry standards.

Different agencies have issued safety recommendations and regulations for the use of lasers in the workplace. This online training course is based on regulations outlined in OSHA, ANSI Z136, CDRH Federal Laser Product Performance Standard (FLPPS), IEC 60825-1, NFPA Code 115: Laser Fire Protection, and NFPA Code 70: National Electrical Code. When OSHA issues safety citations involving laser incidents, the General Duty Clause is usually invoked, which requires employers to revise their workplace to fall in line with the ANSI Z136 standard.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training
    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
    Laser Safety Officer
  • LSO Qualifications
  • LSO Responsibilities
  • Laser Safety Program
  • Laser Safety Committee
  • Laser Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
    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
    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
    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
    Medical Examinations
  • Types of Medical Examinations
    Summary
    Additional Resources
    Exam

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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as working with or near lasers.

To ensure compliance with industrial laser safety officer requirements, safety training must be conducted every three years per accepted industry practices. This laser safety certification online course meets these training requirements.

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

Samia M Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Good Information and Knowledge about laser.

April C Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

The course provided a good overview of requirements for the LSO and for a Laser Safety Program. I liked the repetition/reinforcement structure. The Case Studies were good too. A lot of bang for the buck!!

Chester T Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Very well done. I was concerned about the quality given the low price compared to other courses. I am very pleased with the product. Very well done!

Tara B Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Good training. It met my needs and allowed me to answer necessary questions in my organization.

Alfred K Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Outstanding course always learn something new that I missed before

Alex M Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

The test is pretty easy... But I did learn quite a bit. I was under the impression there would be more math involved, like learning how to calculate the NHZ.

Upendra A Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Excellent course!

Paul M Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Very detailed with a lot of good, easy to understand information.

Frank Z Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

good course and thought provoking information for someone who uses common devices that contain class 1 and 2 lasers

Doug W Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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

Robert T Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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.

Joe C Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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.

Michael B Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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

Melvin A Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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

Jeff H Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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.

Richard T Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Informative and well done. Narration was excellent.

Patricio S Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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

Richard D Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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.

Laurie F Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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!

Javier C Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

Excellent course, very straight to the point and informative.

Ethan J Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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.

Cory V Verified
Industrial Laser Safety Officer

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.

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