This course reviews the critical elements of laser safety in a non-medical setting and will concentrate on the items of greatest value to users. It will be presented as a mixture of presentations and performance based exercises. Topics such as eyewear selection, access control, training requirements, regulatory players, beam control, and the role of Laser Safety Officer will be discussed. This course will serve as both a review and introduction to the critical elements of laser safety.
This course will enable you to:
identify elements for effective eyewear selection
determine what access control is most effective in one’s laser use setting
explain laser hazard classification scheme
explain the role of laser safety officer
determine which regulatory agencies and standards apply to your laser application
People working in a class 4 laser use area or laboratory. Laser users, engineers, graduate students, staff, and Principal Investigators. People who need to be aware of laser hazards and control measures.
is a former LSO for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. and National Ignition Facility-LLNL. He is an SPIE Senior Member and author of two SPIE texts, Laser Safety in the Lab and How to Set up a Laser Lab. He is a Fellow of the Laser Institute of America (LIA), and a senior member in IEEE. He is an ANSI committee member and chair of ANSI R&D Standard Committee and the “Ask the Expert” for laser questions for the Health Physics Society.