Length: 4 Days
- R. Timothy Hitchcock, CIH, CLSO
- Barbara V. O’Kane, CIH, CSP, CLSO
- Tony Zmorenski, ASP, CSP
- Randy Paura, P. Eng., CLSO
- William J. Ertle, CLSO, CMLSO
Download Course Agenda (PDF)Course Credits:
AAHP has awarded this course 32 CE Credits (2016-00-049). ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 27 hours which can be claimed for 4.509 CM Credit. This course is eligible for 2.7 Recertification points BCSP Category 7. The BLS has awarded 4CM points for this course.Course Description:
This intermediate level training course provides an in-depth, analytical review of the Laser Safety Officer ( LSO ) duties and requirements of ANSI Z136.1, OSHA, FDA-CDRH and state laser standards.
The course begins with a review of basic laser operation with emphasis on those laser characteristics that are important in understanding the laser hazard evaluation for the LSO. After a review of the biological basis, the student will complete an in-depth computation workshop that covers MPE, AEL, NHZ and OD factors. An in-depth discussion of the controls of laser hazards is included.
Options for on-site training programs will be presented including video examples and interactive video/computer programming. Medical surveillance testing will be discussed including examples of various tests. The course concludes with a session on non-beam hazards associated with laser use (i.e. fumes, shock, plume, etc.) with emphasis on industrial hygiene based solutions.
- Review of laser parameters
- LSO duties and responsibilities
- Effects of laser beams on the eye and skin
- MPE's with computational examples/Nominal Hazard Zones (NHZ)
- Wavelength time corrections and AEL values
- Details of laser hazard classes
- Laser accident review and case studies
- Training requirements for laser operators
- Laser eyewear selection
- Laser Safety Program management in industry, research, and education