Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training

This laser safety training course is specifically designed to meet the needs of all individuals involved with industrial lasers. Whether used in manufacturing through laser cutting or welding, or lasers used in military, educational, or research applications this course is tailored to fit the needs of all levels of experience and that are assigned the duties of Laser Safety Officer who are not required to perform hazard analysis calculations.

Course Schedule

Event Location Date
Industrial Laser Safety Officer Training Live Interactive Webinar February 18 - February 19, 2021 Register
ANSI Z136.9 Manual North America October 15 - October 15, 2021 Purchase
ANSI Z136.5 Manual North America October 15 - October 15, 2021 Purchase

Sample Course Agenda

Day 1 (EST)

9:00-11:00 Registration
Laser Light History, Laser Applications
Laser Science and Physics, Industrial Lasers
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-1:00 Laser Safety Standards and Government Legislation
Regulatory & Professional Organizations, ANSI
Recommended Practices
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Laser Hazard Classifications
Laser Safety Officer, LSO Duties & Responsibilities
Laser Safety Program, Laser Safety Officer’s Role
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Laser Hazards, Bioeffects
Beam and non-beam Hazards

Day 2 (EST)

9:00-11:00 Review, Laser Safety Practices
Safety Control Measures: Engineering, PPE
Administrative Control Measures: Protective Eyewear, OD, Mandatory Requirements
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-1:00 Administrative Requirements: Policy, Procedures, Inventory, Safety Audits and Tools
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Definitions and Units for MPE, NHZ, NOHD, OD, AEL, etc.
Laser Accidents, Lessons Learned
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Basic Introduction to Laser Hazard Calculations
Questions/Review and Summary

Course Objectives

    • Understand applicable laws, regulations for workplace laser safety and the role of the ANSI Z136 series for compliance
    • Understand the principle of how a laser generates its directed optical energy and its unique hazard potential
    • How to recognize and evaluate the hazard potential of lasers with the hazard classification scheme
    • What the recommended safety control measures are for the applicable hazard class
    • Understand the role and responsibilities of a Laser Safety Officer
    • Be able develop a comprehensive Laser Safety Program