Does OSHA require a laser safety officer?

Although an LSO is only required for Class 3B and Class 4 lasers (and some Class 3R systems), it is important to know that states are creating new rules and regulations regarding laser safety. IMPORTANT: OSHA does not certify, accredit or approve any laser safety trainers or training programs.

What is a class 2M laser?

A Class 2M laser emits visible radiation (400 to 700 nm) with a power output below 1 mW. Like Class 2 laser products, Class 2M lasers pose ocular hazards to the unaided eye, but are potentially hazardous when viewed with optical aids.

Do Class 4 lasers require safety controls?

Whenever possible, class 4 laser should be controlled and monitored at a position as far as possible from the beam path to mitigate the risk and hazard. It may be necessary for the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) to measure the lasers in order to establish the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) values.

What is a Class III laser?

Class 3 lasers are medium power lasers or laser systems that require control measures to prevent viewing of the direct beam. Control measures emphasize preventing exposure of the eye to the primary or specularly reflected beam.

How many wavelengths does a laser have?

Ultraviolet radiation for lasers consists of wavelengths between 180 and 400 nm. The visible region consists of radiation with wavelengths between 400 and 700 nm….

Helium Neon 543, 594, 612, and 632.8
Krypton 337.5 – 799.3 (647.1 – 676.4 most used)
Ruby 694.3
Laser Diodes 630 – 950

Is a Class 3 laser legal?

Class IIIb lasers cannot legally be promoted as laser pointers or demonstration laser products. Higher powered Class IIIb or IEC Class 3B lasers are dangerous and can cause either temporary visual effects or an eye injury.

What is the difference between a Class 1 laser and a Class 4 laser?

The classifications categorize lasers according to their ability to produce damage in exposed people, from class 1 (no hazard during normal use) to class 4 (severe hazard for eyes and skin).

How do I get a laser safety officer certification?

Print your certification and wallet card instantly. The course completed anytime, anywhere on an iPAD, iPhone, laptop, or any device with an internet connection. Our Laser Safety Officer program is only $149 and can be completed online. If you work with class 3B or 4 lasers you MUST have an on-site laser safety officer to be compliant.

What is the laser safety program?

The laser safety program ensures that lasers are used responsibly and safely in academic, research, and clinical settings. The acquisition and use of laser devices requires EH&S approval, specific training, experience, and proper personnel protective equipment and containment. Everyone has a role to play:

Why choose Lia for laser safety officer training?

At LIA, our goal is to help you achieve that by offering the most comprehensive laser safety training program for LSOs. Designed to keep you on the leading-edge of safety training requirements and program administration, this course teaches a non-mathematical approach to facilitating the duties of Laser Safety Officer.

Who is the LSO course for?

Developed and taught by LIA experts – the industry leader in laser safety education – the LSO course was designed for all levels of experience involved in industrial, military, educational, or research applications of lasers.