Laser Safety Fundamental Training Outlines

Laser Safety Training

RT Technologies offers laser safety training courses for personnel in industrial, medical, and research facilities.  This training can be done onsite and is led by our Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO).

To explain, according to the ANSI standard ANSI Z136.1 “Safe Use of Lasers”, a laser safety officer (LSO) is an individual designated by a company, university or governmental institution, who has the responsibility to monitor the safe usage of lasers in a work environment by defining the proper control measures according to the different levels of laser hazards.

Thus, All persons using Class 1M, Class 2M, Class 3R, Class 3B and Class 4 lasers should receive laser safety training.  In addition, all organizations using Class 3B, Class 4 lasers should have a Laser Safety Officer (LSO) who has received appropriate training.

Furthermore, due to our involvement in European & International Standards making, we are able to advise on likely future changes to the standards.

Module A “An Introduction to Laser Technology and Laser Safety for Plant Personnel”

(Limit 10 students per class; class time is dependent on actual content included)

Course Topics

  • Review of lasers & laser safety overview
  • Effects on the eye and skin
  • Nominal Hazard Zones (NHZ)
  • Protective Measures
    • Laser eyewear selection
    • Laser control measures discussion
  • Associated hazards

Module B , “Laser Safety Fundamentals for the Laser Safety Officer (LSO)

(Limit 5 students per class; class time is dependent on actual content included)

Course Summary:

The course contains the following elements:

  • An Explanation of LSO duties and requirements (referencing ANSI Z136.1, OSHA, FDA-CDRH and State standards)
  • A continuation of the review of basic laser operation, and biological effects
  • A review of the controls of laser hazards
  • Non-beam hazards associated with laser use (i.e. fumes, shock, plume, etc.)
  • Emphasis on industrial hygiene based or engineering control solutions
  • A working knowledge of MPE, AEL, NHZ and OD factors, etc.

Course Topics:

  • LSO duties and responsibilities
  • Nominal Hazard Zones (NHZ)
  • Details of laser hazard classes
  • (Wavelength time corrections, AEL values)
  • MPE’s (tabular & calculated examples)
    • Laser eyewear selection
    • Laser control measures discussion
  • Associated hazards

To book a place on one of our Laser Safety Training courses or to find out more call us today at 770-332-0092. Another way to reach us is by email:  contact@rtlasersafety.com.

Finally, we also offer customized training, please contact us with your requirements.  We look forward to working with you.

Laser Safety Training

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