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Laser Safety Training

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This half-hour course is designed to provide awareness of the fundamentals of Class 3B (moderate) and 4 (high-power) lasers or laser systems. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable ANSI regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to discuss what a laser is and how a laser works, name the types and classes of lasers, describe non-beam laser hazards, recall the biological effects of a laser on the human body, and identify types of control measures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Employees who work with or around Class 3B and 4 lasers

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Lesson Objectives

Laser Safety Training

  • recognize the primary parts of a laser
  • recognize different types of lasers
  • recognize laser classes
  • recognize examples of non-beam laser hazards
  • recognize non-beam laser hazards by type
  • recognize the biological effects of a laser on the eye
  • recognize the biological effects of a laser on the skin
  • identify examples of the categories of controls used in laser environments
  • identify important factors to consider when choosing protective eyewear
  • recognize mandatory controls for Class 4 lasers
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