Safety Diploma Course

Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training Course


Our Industrial Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Training Course teaches participants about the importance of laser safety, duties and responsibilities of LSOs and applicable safety standards and regulations for both employers and employees under laser operating environments. Apart from knowing about maintenance and safe operation procedures of laser equipment, participants get trained to identify hazards, safety compliance procedures and risk mitigation process to reduce accidents, injuries and production losses.

Governing regulations

Different regulatory bodies and organizations have formulated safety standards for laser users in workplace environments. This online safety training course focuses on regulations provided by OSHA, CDRH Federal Laser Product Performance Standard (FLPPS), ANSI Z136, NFPA Code 70, NFPA Code 115 and IEC 60825-1.

Course Overview

This online training course on safe usage of laser technology and equipment in industrial environment makes students aware of risks and hazards while using laser apparatus or machines and how to use them safely. The syllabus also covers responsibilities of laser safety officers, technicians and laser operators, different types of lasers and their usages, safe operational methods, duties of workers and employers, recommended regulations and safety standards and hazard management procedures for making work environments safe and secure for workers.

Who Must Take this Course?

Workers associated with industries that use high-powered laser machines, laser operators, technicians who maintain laser equipment, employers, LSOs and supporting staff members who frequent to the laser environment must be given training to remain safe and healthy in laser work conditions.

Course Format

Our Laser Safety Officer Training provides participants high quality content with graphics and audio files and self-check questions for better preparation before the final exam.

Students who are completing the course are provided with a hard copy of completion certificate and also a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each successful candidate is entitled to receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) for completing this safety course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Welcome
  • Section 1-Course Objectives
  • Section 2-Introduction to Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training
  • Section 3-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
  • Section 4-Laser Safety Officer
    • LSO Qualifications
    • LSO Responsibilities
    • Laser Safety Program
    • Laser Safety Committee
    • Laser Supervisor Responsibilities
    • Employee Responsibilities
  • Section 5-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
  • Section 6-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
  • Section 7-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
  • Section 8-Medical Examinations
    • Types of Medical Examinations
  • Section 9-Summary
  • Section 10-Additional Resources