Safety Diploma Course

Healthcare Training & Certification


This online safety course provides training to aspiring students and to those who are already employed to gain practical knowledge and operational responsibilities to become Medical Laser Safety Officers.

As laser can prove to be highly dangerous occupational hazard, learners are highlighted about various dangers associated with the use of lasers, safe usage procedures, protection methodology, engineering and administrative controls and effective control measures to minimize laser hazards. Healthcare personnel who often work around lasers are trained to follow safety practices to avoid health issues.

Governing regulations

Several government and independent agencies who work for the safe usage of lasers for the benefit of mankind, have came out with safety regulations, approved practices and recommendations for using lasers in workplaces safely.

Our online safety course, which is based on regulations prescribed by ANSI Z136, OSHA, CDRH Federal Laser Product Performance Standard (FLPPS), IEC 60825-1, NFPA Code 115 and NFPA Code 70, has been recognized by healthcare industries and employers around the world.

Course Overview

The course offers excellent training to people associated with healthcare working environments in using laser equipment safely and effectively while treating patients. Learners, apart from learning the importance of laser technology, using procedures and associated dangers and health hazards, also get to know safe operating methods, emergency handling procedures, standard regulations, safety principles, protective equipment and wears and different kinds of hazard control measures.

Who Must Take this Course?

Everyone associated with healthcare industry and those use laser medical equipments or work around high-powered laser environment should join this course to get knowledge and operational skills to handle and manage laser technology. The course can make you to serve as laser safety officer (LSO) in various hospitals and testing labs. The certification has wide recognisition among industries and students can look for good career prospects. The course is also ideal for those wishing to become laser safety technicians, medical laser safety managers and safety personnel in laser therapy centres.

Course Format

Our Medical Laser Safety Officer Training course has been bundled to have good quality content, well researched graphical examples with audio presentations, huge question bank to check students their knowledge and understanding on safe usage of laser beam and a final exam, which will be online exam to test your knowledge and practical skills.

Every successful candidate will get a hard copy of completion certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) for completing this e-learning course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Welcome
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction
    • Key Terms
    • Lasers Overview
    • Statistics
    • Responsibilities
    • Regulations
    • Laser Safety Programs
    • Training
    • Training for Physicians
    • Credentialing
    • 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
  • Controls
    • Environmental Factors
    • Administrative Controls
    • Procedural Controls
    • Controlled Access
    • Area Warning Signs and Equipment Labels
    • Equipment Modifications
    • Engineering Control Measures
    • Engineering Control Measures – Interlocks
    • Maintenance
    • Safety Audits
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Care and Inspections of PPE
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam