Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Laser Safety Training Course


Laser beams are used in various industries for different work purposes. Laser can be harmful if not handled carefully with proper protection. Equipments fitted with laser are used in industries which include general industry, industrial research, and engineering to medical fields.

Without proper training, operating knowledge or safety precautions, operators and also those at close proximity can get affected which varies from as little as skin problem to permanent vision loss.

Our OSHA Laser Safety Training Course aims to educate participants about the health hazards and safe handling procedures, prescribed safety standards, risk control measures, safety training and best work practices.

Governing regulations

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

Course Overview

This online course trains candidates to understand the basic concepts, importance of following safety procedures, types of lasers, usages and hazards, safety standards linked to various industries and general hazard control measures followed while operating laser equipments.

Students also taught about the importance of safety management approach which includes following safety standards, hazard identification, risk control measures and regular safety audit to ensure safety.

Who Must Take this Course?

Workers and laser operators need to have basic safety knowledge and operational efficiency to prevent accidents or health hazards. Employers who hire people to handle laser equipment or those who are assigned to work in laser-fitted environments must ensure that workers have basic knowledge on laser safety and also know how to use personal protective equipment to safeguard self and also others from the harmful impact of laser rays.

Course Format

Our OSHA Laser Safety Training course contains expert-made content along with audio and graphical explanations on concepts and practice questions for students to prepare well before the final exam.

Candidates who are successfully completing this training course are provided with course completion certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each successful participant will be entitled to receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) after completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • 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