Revised on
05/11/17 09:17am

Laser Safety

Contact information

**PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Management Systen (LMS), where trainings are housed, is set up for employees. If you are a student or visiting scholar, you must request access to the system before you can complete your training. Please email sdps@ucdavis.edu to request access to the system.

This instructor-led course is intended for individuals who work in laboratories using Class 3B or 4 lasers or laser systems, and is designed to provide a basic understanding of lasers and laser safety. The course provides an overview of hazards commonly found in the research environment using lasers and covers laser classification, signage, bio-effects, beam and non-beam hazards, controls, regulations and safety precautions. Course objectives include:

  • Discussing laser physics.
  • Reviewing the fundamentals of laser safety and universal safe work practices.
  • Hearing about the potential bio-effects and recognize the ancillary hazards associated with Class 3B and 4 lasers.

Required to be taken once before using laser or laser system.