Laser Safety Officer course to be held Aug. 11-13 in Denver

A Laser Safety Officer course will be held August 11-13 in Denver, CO. This course, given by the Laser Institute of America (LIA), takes a non-mathematical approach designed to teach the duties of Laser Safety Officer as described in the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard.

Information on lasers and optics, bioeffects, beam and non-beam hazards, control measures and training requirements are covered. Emphasis is placed on laser safety program development and administration.This course meets all LSO training requirements outlined by ANSI, OSHA and ACGIH. Worth 3.0 ABIH CM Points, 16 CECs by AAHP and 3.0 BLS CM Points by the Board of Laser Safety.

Who Should Attend
All personnel involved with industrial, military, educational, or research applications of lasers. This course is tailored to fit the needs of safety professionals, engineers, laser operators, technicians, and other professionals assigned the duties of Laser Safety Officer who are not required to perform hazard analysis calculations

What You'll Learn

Experts from the Accredited Standards Committee Z136 Safe Use of Lasers provide up-to-date information on
  • Federal, State and International laser safety regulations.

  • Laser fundamentals and terminology necessary for a complete understanding of current laser safety information.

  • Overview of MPEs, NHZs, NOHD

  • Laser bioeffects

  • Laser Control Measures

  • Laser safety program administration

To register, click here or call the LIA to register over the phone: (800) 34LASER.

Editor's note
For more information on non-beam hazards, see our June 2008 article: Laser non-beam hazards.

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