This Laser Safety video (there 7 modules) is provided as a supplement to Augusta University's Laser Safety Program. This video is designed to compliment information delivered to the user by the individual responsible for laser safety training, such as a Laser Safety Officer (LSO). PLease note that you are required to close each module prior to accessing the next module.
This video was produced to meet all basic laser safety training requirements and present laser safety from the laser user's point of view. It includes all the training topics required by the American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers. After completing this course the user will be ready to learn the specific information they will need to know about their laser and job situation.
After completing all the modules, please contact Phil Maguire at 706-721-9832 or email@example.com to schedule a quiz.
This module acquaints the user with the basic laser terminology, how a laser works, the characteristics of
laser light, and common industrial lasers.
This video discusses both skin and eye injuries with a focus on the most serious injury of the two, eye
injuries. Exploration of the parts of the eye and type of injuries that can occur to the various parts are
presented in a clear discussion based on the type of laser and severity of injury.
Non-beam hazards associated with industrial lasers include electrical hazards from the laser power
supply, smoke and fumes from laser processes, process radiation, and mechanical hazards from parts
handlers, conveyors, or robots. In this video an overview of these hazards are addressed.
All lasers are classified according to the level of laser radiation that is accessible during normal
operation. In this video an explanation of the seven laser hazard classes are presented and the standards
in which lasers can be classified, the American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers, the IEC 60825
International Standard, and the Federal Laser Product Performance Standard.
Under both U. S. federal law and the international laser safety standard there are certain safety
requirements for Class 3b and Class 4 lasers and any Class 1 laser system with an embedded Class 3b or
Class 4 laser. Module 5 discusses the engineering control methods for meeting the safety requirements
of the standards.
In laser hazard evaluation there are several factors to consider.This video examines the main factors and
explains hazard evaluation terms such as Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE), Nominal Hazard
Zone (NHZ), and Optical Density (OD).
This video looks at the three types of control measures in controlling laser hazards from class 3b and
class 4 open beam lasers. The discussion includes enclosures, barriers, beam blocks, controlled access,
signs, and laser control areas.