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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 course?
Healthcare facilities 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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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Medical Laser Safety Officer Training certificate and wallet card.
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.
Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Medical Laser Safety Officer Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
This course presents an overview of duties of a laser safety officer and the safe operating procedures for using lasers in a healthcare environment. It will cover basic concepts, 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 in your workplace.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Key Terms
- Lasers Overview
- Laser Safety Programs
- Training for Physicians
- Training for Non-Physicians
- Training for Support Staff
- Laser Hazards
- Laser Classifications
- Biological Effects
- 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
- Equipment Modifications
- Engineering Control Measures
- Engineering Control Measures - Interlocks
- Safety Audits
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Care and Inspections of PPE
- Additional Resources
Accepted Industry practice requires that Medical Laser Safety Officers be retrained every five years.