The class is required for those 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. It 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.
- To provide students with a basic understanding and a general awareness of lasers and laser safety in the research environment.
- Discuss laser physics.
- Review the fundamentals of laser safety and universal safe work practices.
- Hear about the potential bio-effects and recognize the ancillary hazards associated with class 3b and 4 lasers.
Course required to be taken once before using laser or laser system.