Medical Laser Safety

At Laser Safety Certification, we’re excited to offer our newest safety course!

This course applies to the safe use of lasers for the following fields:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Veterinary
  • Dermatology
  • Esthetician

The Medical Laser Safety course, priced at $99, is intended to provide the trainee with the knowledge required to safely work with lasers in the health care field. It will deal with the potential risks and safety procedures associated with laser radiation.

**Please note that each laser system is unique and will require its own operator training and application-specific safety procedures.**

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Note: In addition to OSHA and ANSI standards, you may be regulated by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the FDA or the Council of Radiation Control Program Directors. Many states have laser safety standards and regulations which should be consulted when creating a laser safety program.

This curriculum is relevant for use of lasers in the following health care applications:

  • Disease diagnosis
  • Preventative procedures
  • Aesthetic procedures (cosmetic)
  • Body structure alteration
  • Symptom relief
  • Health and wellness

After each section you will take a quiz and receive your printable certificate after you’ve taken the final exam.

How the LSC Safety Program Works:

  • Enroll each employee upon hiring.
  • Print certificates immediately
  • Promote SAFETY in your organization

Benefits of LSC Programs:

  • Our safety program can be conducted when most convenient for employers and operators on any device with the internet
  • We offer a low-cost solution – no expensive textbooks, manuals or subscriptions

This course is for Health Care Professionals who need to be trained as operators of Health Care Laser Systems. Other programs can cost several hundred dollars. At $99, our 100% online program is competitively priced.

This course does not apply for Medical Laser Safety Officer (LSO) certification, but our Medical LSO curriculum is under development and on the way!

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Why is Laser Safety Important?

OSHA keeps statistics for on-the-job injuries and reports 9 catastrophic or fatal laser related injuries since 1988. Additionally, according to Liberty Mutual, about $1 billion is spent each week on serious but nonfatal work injuries. Most workplace injuries are preventable and are due to a lack of proper training.

OSHA requires a general duty of care for laser usage. This means the workplace must be free from known risks and hazards. In the US, laser safety standards are set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Currently, compliance with these standards is voluntary, but OSHA does have the authority to step in when worker safety is in question. Employers could be fined if they ignore proper safety steps. Laser safety procedures must be documented and include audit reports, policies, equipment maintenance records and operator logs.

IMPORTANT: OSHA does not certify, accredit or approve any laser safety trainers or training programs. The responsibility for OSHA compliant laser operator training rests with the employer. Laser Safety Certification and the LSO course do not constitute a license to operate any type of laser nor does it guarantee your workplace will be free or laser hazards. There are no special or additional requirements to use this site. The person(s) responsible for laser training and evaluation are strongly encouraged to read and become familiar with the requirements of OSHA Section III: Chapter 6 - Laser Hazards as well as the ANSI Standards at www.ansi.org.

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