Do you need laser safety training for your job? Do you know what you should about laser classes and hazards? Do you need to train your current and future employees?
It's easy to become laser safety certified at LSC. Our 100% OSHA Compliant Laser Safety Certification program emphasizes laser basics, safety standards, control measures, and safety equipment.
If the answer is "YES" then take the first simple step right now and register you or your company for free in the form by clicking HERE.
Cut your training time in half without sacrificing quality by conducting online and hands-on training!
Note: Looking for Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Training instead? Click HERE to see more information.Register my company
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Register - Student Log In - 60 minute online curriculum & Test - Print your certificateREGISTER NOW
As an LSO, you are tasked with creating and implementing a laser safety program for your employees. If you have more than 6 employees and want the ability to provide training to an unlimited number of workers in the future, our LSO Kit is the perfect solution.
The kit contains a slide deck with the training curriculum, the exam and answer key, an LSO "refresher" document, training record spreadsheet and more.
The kit is sent out to you in a notebook containing printouts of the documents as well as a USB drive for electronic use and slide show presentation. You can make as many copies of the documents and train as many employees as you require. All for only $299!
Don't have more than 6 employees who need basic laser safety training? Then sign up as an employer and register your employees so they can take the course online.REGISTER NOW
If you have the need for more in-depth laser safety training, our LSO Certification Course is the perfect solution.
IMPORTANT: OSHA does not certify, accredit or approve any laser safety trainers or training programs. The responsibility for OSHA and ANSI compliant laser operator training rests with the employer. 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.
Do you work with class 3&4 lasers? You should probably take our Laser Safety Officer training instead. Click HERE for more information.
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.
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Is your place of business free of known hazards?
Lasers pose both occupational and biological hazards. Protection from non-beam hazards, particularly in research labs, include:
Adequate ventilation is required to remove noxious and potentially hazardous fumes and vapors like those emitted from laser welding and cutting.
Arc and filament lamps and laser welding equipment must be enclosed in housings to withstand the resulting pressure or explosion. The laser targets or any part which may shatter must also be enclosed.
Proper shielding from laser discharge tubes, pumping lamps and laser welding plasmas is mandatory.
Aside from radiation created by the laser itself, there are risks associated with some plasma tubes, x-rays and high-voltage power supplies like those used with excimer lasers. Lasers and laser systems which could generate any of these hazards should be closely monitored.
The electric power supply to lasers varies and must be in accordance with OSHA and applicable State codes.
Flame-resistant enclosures, particularly for Class IV and some focused Class IIIB lasers, must be used to prevent injury as well.
Bodily injuries from lasers and laser systems are eye damage and tissue burns.
Lasers are intense, highly focused light beams that can retinal scarring and even permanent loss of sight. They can occur in microseconds or over several seconds of direct exposure. Also, photochemical reactions damaging to the retinal tissue can occur when viewing things like solar eclipses and unprotected arc welding can occur.GET STARTED NOW