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Laser Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910 & 1926

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

This online training course covers basic concepts, an explanation of the different types of lasers and their hazards, links to industry safety standards, and hazard control measures to follow when duties require you to operate a laser or to be present when a laser is in use in your workplace. It also presents case studies to emphasize the need for laser safety training in the workplace.

Lasers are a common tool used across many industries. They can be a precise and efficient way to perform a variety of tasks, but they can also be dangerous when used improperly. That is why so many industries require laser safety training.

This course is for:
Laser technicians in healthcare, manufacturing, research, technology, and many other industries are all subject to OSHA laser safety regulations. Ultimately, any professional who might reasonably be exposed to laser radiation in the course of doing their job ought to take a laser safety course on some periodic basis.

Case Study: While manipulating the 800-nm beam from a Titanium sapphire laser with a mirror in October 2001, an Argonne scientist, with over 15 years of laser experience, suffered a serious eye injury when the beam hit his unprotected eye. His vision went from 20-50 before the accident to near-blindness after, and even years later he cannot read large print.

Key Takeaways: Co-workers should challenge those who do not use LPE (laser protective eyewear), evaluating for possible hazards as second nature, not as an afterthought. LSOs (Laser Safety Officers) should reinforce the consequences of an incident to the user and entire group so users understand the impact they may impose on others as the result of a violation of laser safety protocols.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers who operate lasers to obtain a laser safety certification under OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and 1926. Also, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requires training under Z136.1. This laser safety online course meets these broad requirements.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Laser Safety
  • Key Terms
  • Statistics
  • Responsibilities for Laser Safety
  • Regulations Related to Laser Safety
  • Laser Safety Programs
  • Training
    Laser Hazards
  • Laser Classifications
  • Biological Effects
  • Tissue Interactions
  • Beam Hazards to the Eye
  • Symptoms of Eye Exposure
  • Beam Hazards to the Skin
  • Reflection Hazards
  • Non-Beam Hazards
  • Electrical Hazard Potential
  • Fire and Explosion Hazards
  • Laser-Generated Airborne Contaminants
  • Gases, Dyes, and Solvents
  • Incident Response
  • Environmental Factors
  • Administrative Controls
  • Procedural Controls
  • Controlled Access
  • Area Warning Signs and Equipment Labels
  • Area Warning Signs and Equipment Labels Examples
  • Equipment Modifications
  • Engineering Control Measures
  • Protective Housings
  • Unenclosed Beam Path and Protective Barriers
  • Engineering Control Measures - Interlocks
  • Engineering Control Measures - Remote Interlocks
  • Engineering Control Measures - Key Controls, Warning Systems, Beam Pathways
  • Laser-Controlled Area
  • Entryway Control Measures for Class 4 Lasers
  • Maintenance
  • Safety Audits
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Laser Protective Eyewear
  • Protective Clothing
  • Care and Inspections of LPE
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 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.

OSHA requires workers to undergo laser certification safety training whenever an employer has reason to believe that trained employees no longer have the necessary skills or understanding required. For instance, changes to the workplace, equipment, or personal protective equipment (PPE) may render previous training obsolete. Anytime such changes occur-or employees fail to demonstrate proficiency in wearing proper PPE-organizations should provide recurrent laser safety training. This online certification meets that need.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Daniel G Verified
Laser Safety

Excelente curso y muy util.

Jose B Verified
Laser Safety

i love it

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Peter H Verified
Laser Safety

good, detailed, informative, it will be better to have a key summary of the course at the end.

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Brian C Verified
Laser Safety

Good course. I will certainly use CTO for future certs/recerts!

Renee S Verified
Laser Safety

Convenient and informative.

Patrick L Verified
Laser Safety

This was a great course and extremely helpful

Richard C Verified
Laser Safety

Enjoyed the course and thought the way it was presented with visual and audio was a great idea.

Edwin G Verified
Laser Safety

The course was straight forward and to the point. I enjoyed in.

Shawn S Verified
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Jobe H Verified
Laser Safety

Very good I learned a lot

Hieu H Verified
Laser Safety

The course is really helpful and gain my knowledge about laser safety. Hope everyone work safe with laser system !

Wen C Verified
Laser Safety

Great work!

Jorge C Verified
Laser Safety

It gives you a quick view of the precautions that we have to have when working with lasers.

Elizabeth D Verified
Laser Safety

very informative material, easy to understand.

Josh V Verified
Laser Safety

Comprehensive, and very informative.

Greg L Verified
Laser Safety

The test was very hard and the information made a big impact on me. Thanks

Dave T Verified
Laser Safety

Learned some additional point beyond initial understanding and research (especially about class 4 lasers) that will be very helpful to us in creating a proper, secure and safe environment.

Tai-Ting C Verified
Laser Safety

Great information about Laser. Good course. Valuable resources. I like the case studies. Safety is the number one priority.

Olman R Verified
Laser Safety

Es realmente importante ya que hacen uso de textos cortos fáciles de aprender además de estar disponible en múltiples idiomas...

Sue S Verified
Laser Safety

I am confident in this method of delivery- the system worked well for me, personally. Thank you!

Natalie D Verified
Laser Safety

Great course thank you so much

Jose T Verified
Laser Safety

The compliance training course was very efficient to navigate. Also the training is extremely helpful.

Suzana C Verified
Laser Safety

good content and easy to navigate

Per R Verified
Laser Safety

Thanx for a fine course.

Dr. Klaus M Verified
Laser Safety

Thank you, a very helpful course.

Elsa E Verified
Laser Safety

ey informative, concise and short considering all of the information

Ginger C Verified
Laser Safety

I am very pleased with this process. It was very straightforward.

Mike M Verified
Laser Safety

Fantastic training course, the reading was all very well enunciated and clearly understandable. My only suggestion would be that not -every- abbreviation be redundantly re-read. (i.e. should stand for i.e. and not in example every other paragraph... lol) (It kind of distracts from what is being taught)... But all in all, very helpful and useful! Thanks

Renee G Verified
Laser Safety

Thank you, I wanted to be better educated, and am very happy to learn more about lasers!

Christopher L Verified
Laser Safety

It was fine. Thank you.

Brenda H Verified
Laser Safety

I learned a lot from this test

Dan P Verified
Laser Safety

Good exam and review of the basics.

Tammy D Verified
Laser Safety

This course was easy to follow and very informative.

Dennis B Verified
Laser Safety

Very good course. Easy to navigate.

Alberto P Verified
Laser Safety

excelente curso para el aprendizaje de la seguridad al trabajar con laser.

Justin P Verified
Laser Safety

Very informative and easy to use.

Ian B Verified
Laser Safety

The course was very comprehensive. Being US Based, there was alot of ref to US Federal law, which might not be appropriate to UK law. In general, it was a good course

Pizza B Verified
Laser Safety

It was a very interesting course and learned something new today.

Mike F Verified
Laser Safety

I found this class to be very helpful. I've used laser extensively at previous jobs, but this served as a useful reminder of the hazards. The descriptions of actual accidents get your attention!

Debra L Verified
Laser Safety

The training system was easy to use. The course was very thorough and informative. The test solidified that I was proficient in my understanding of the information.

Al D Verified
Laser Safety

Excellent online course. Learned a lot about laser safety.

Adrian N Verified
Laser Safety

A very interesting safety course. I would have never thought that a laser can be such a dangerous device. Usually I tend to work without eyewear but after taking this course safety glasses are very important & are a must whenever you're working with laser technology.

Sandiola A Verified
Laser Safety

Greatly informative and helpful.

Russel D Verified
Laser Safety

Very good and efficient way of training. Nice resources, and easy to understand!



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