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OSHA Laser Safety

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910 & 1926

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

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 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.

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$29.95 per student   (21+)

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What are the 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.

Who must take this training?
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.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?


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 Takeaway: 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.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • Course Objectives
  • 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
  • Controls
    • 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
  • Section 7 - Summary
  • Section 8 - Additional Resources
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Laser Safety 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?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Laser Safety Training 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?

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.

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

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

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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good content and easy to navigate
Suzana C


Thanx for a fine course.
Per R


Thank you, a very helpful course.
Dr. Klaus M


ey informative, concise and short considering all of the information
Elsa E


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


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
Mike M


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


It was fine. Thank you.
Christopher L


I learned a lot from this test
Brenda H


Good exam and review of the basics.
Dan P


This course was easy to follow and very informative.
Tammy D


Very good course. Easy to navigate.
Dennis B


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


Very informative and easy to use.
Justin P


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
Ian B


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


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!
Mike F


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.
Debra L


Excellent online course. Learned a lot about laser safety.
Al D


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.
Adrian N


Greatly informative and helpful.
Sandiola A


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


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