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OSHA Laser Safety Training Course

29 CFR 1910 & 1926 Online Training Certification

This online course presents an overview of safe operating procedures for lasers, which can be used in a variety of industries from general, to construction, to industrial research, to the medical setting. Without proper training or safety precautions, workers run the risk of permanent injury from the improper use of lasers.

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

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Governing regulations.
This online course satisfies the OSHA General Industry (29 CFR 1910) and Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926) training requirements for Laser Safety, a form of Non-Ionizing Radiation.

Who must take this course?
This Laser Safety Course presents basic laser safety information designed for any worker who must come into contact with laser equipment. It emphasizes hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to all laser operators.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

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 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 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 Continuing education credits?

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

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 Course synopsis.

This 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.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • Section 1 - Course Objectives
  • Section 2 - Introduction to Laser Safety
  • Section 3 - Basic Laser Concepts
    • What is Radiation?
    • What is a LASER?
    • Types of Lasers and Their Uses
    • Classification of Lasers
    • Laser Injury Statistics
    • Laser Safety Regulations - Vocabulary
    • Laser Safety Regulations - OSHA
    • Laser Safety Regulations - ANSI
    • Laser Safety Regulations - CDRH
    • Laser Safety Regulations - IEC
  • Section 4 - Hazards and Safety Standards
    • Beam Hazards - Eye
    • Symptoms of Eye Exposure
    • Beam Hazards - Skin
    • Non-Beam Hazards
    • Electrical Hazard Potential
    • Laser-Generated Airborne Contaminants
    • Non-Beam Hazards - Compressed Gas
    • Contaminants - Laser Dyes and Solvents
    • Guidelines to Reduce Non-Beam Hazards - Electrical
    • Guidelines to Reduce Non-Beam Hazards - Airborne Particles
    • Guidelines to Reduce Non-Beam Hazards - Compressed Gas
    • 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
  • Section 5 - Laser Safety Responsibilities
    • Laser Safety Officer
    • Training
    • Managers and Supervisors
    • Employees
  • Section 6 - Hazard Control Measures
    • Hazard Control Measures - Engineering Controls
      • Engineering Control Measures - Protective Housings
      • Engineering Control Measures - Interlocks
      • Engineering Control Measures - Protective Filters
      • Engineering Control Measures - Key Controls
      • Engineering Control Measures - Warning Systems
      • Engineering Control Measures - Beam Pathways
    • Hazard Control Measures - Personal Protective Equipment
      • Personal Protective Equipment - Protective Eyewear
      • Personal Protective Equipment - Protective Clothing
      • Personal Protective Equipment - Barriers and Protective Curtains
    • Hazard Control Measures - Administrative Controls
      • Administrative Controls - Standard Operating Procedures
      • Administrative Controls - Education and Training
      • Administrative Controls - Controlled Access
        • Controlled Access - Warning Signs
    • Hazard Control Measures - Special Controls
    • Practical Advice When Working Around Lasers
    • Emergency Procedures
    • The Human Factor in Laser Safety
  • Section 7 - Summary
  • Section 8 - Additional Resources
Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

When the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required. Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to, situations where:
(1) Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete; or
(2) Changes in the types of PPE to be used render previous training obsolete; or
(3) Inadequacies in an affected employee's knowledge or use of assigned PPE indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.

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