Laser Worker Safety Training

1 hour
Prior to start of work
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This is a DOE Laser Worker Training course used by UW and it satisfies the EH&S Laser Safety Training requirements. 

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This course provides information on the fundamentals of laser as a part of electromagnetic spectrum, and the characteristics of lasers.  It also provides information of potential hazards associated with working with or around laser- how laser radiation may harm the eyes or skin of people exposed, and how to minimize the risks/ the recommended safe work practices.

The modules covered in this course are:

•           Introduction

•           Fundamentals

•           Accidents

•           Biological effects

•           Engineering Controls

•           Administrative/Procedural Controls

•           Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

•           Fiber optics

•           Non-beam Hazards

•           Regulations

You will need to complete the entire modules, pass all quizzes and a final exam in order to fulfill this course credit.

Intended Audience 
  1. use Class 3b and 4 Lasers with a power greater than 5 milliwatts (mW)
  2. This course is required for anyone (PIs, students, fellows, lab managers, research staff, etc.) who may be exposed to laser radiation from a Class 3B or Class 4 laser in the course of their work.
  3. Principal Investigators (PIs) if their research/lab includes the use of Class 3B or Class 4 laser(s).


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201