Laser Safety Officer with Hazard Analysis Training

Instructor-led Training - Course Overview

The goal of the Laser Safety Officer is to keep the workplace safe from hazards associated with lasers. This is an enormous responsibility, so be wary of claims that an LSO can be adequately trained in two hours or less. LIA is proud to be a trusted source for providing comprehensive laser safety training. Engineers, laser operators, laser technicians, and safety professionals complete our course with the confidence that they have been adequately prepared to administer a laser safety program in industrial, educational, military, or research settings. Over the span of four and a half days, LSOs will learn about basic laser physics, bioeffects, MPEs, beam and non-beam hazards, control measures, and more.

At LIA, we take LSO training very seriously. Our instructors draw from decades of valuable experience and are experts in the areas that they teach. Classroom-based courses provide the opportunity to network with peers and ask questions of our expert instructors. If you are required to perform laser hazard analysis, training and the administration of a laser safety program, this course is by far the best training solution for you.

In addition to the working knowledge you will gain, you will earn 4.5 BLS CM Points by the Board of Laser Safety, 36 CECs by AAHP, and eligible for ABIH CM Points.

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This training course is recognized by the Board of Laser Safety (BLS) as covering the topics necessary to meet the training pre-requisite to sit for the Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) Exam. The BLS CLSO Exam is a valid and reliable assessment developed by subject-matter experts under the guidance of experienced psychometricians. To meet the qualifications of CLSO is a high achievement. Learn more at:

Upcoming Courses

Orlando, FL
09/16/2024 to 09/20/2024
Orlando, FL
11/18/2024 to 11/22/2024

All personnel involved with industrial, military, educational or research applications of lasers. This course is designed for safety professionals, engineers, laser operators, technicians and other professionals assigned the Laser Safety Officer role who are required to perform hazard analysis calculations.

This course takes a mathematical approach to laser safety, designed to teach LSOs administrative duties and hazard analysis calculations that will help them develop, implement and maintain laser safety programs while meeting the training requirements as outlined by the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard and OSHA, including:

  • The latest information from the Accredited Standards Committee Z136.
  • Laser hazard analysis, including MPEs, NHZs, OD, etc. Scientific calculator required.
  • Fundamentals and terminology necessary for understanding laser safety.
  • Non-beam issues such as laser-generated airborne contaminants and hazards.
  • Laser control measures and personal protective equipment.
  • Strategies that make a laser safety program successful.
  • A complete overview of MPEs, NHZs and OD.
  • Effects of lasers on the eye and skin.
  • A brief history of laser accidents.

All attendees will receive a course manual including a resource CD with useful LSO documentation forms, ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers, LIA’s Laser Safety Guide, and a certificate of completion.

This course fulfills the Board of Laser Safety training pre-requisite to sit for the Certified Laser Safety Officer Examination. This course is not considered a prep-course and does not provide certification. A certificate of completion is earned upon course completion; however, this should not be confused with becoming a certified laser safety officer (CLSO). To become a CLSO, you must meet specific requirements and pass a certification examination that is intended to promote professional advancement. This certification exam is given by the Board of Laser Safety (BLS).

The CLSO examination is offered by the BLS via remote proctoring and computer-based testing centers through Prov Inc. For the most up-to-date test dates and locations, visit the BLS website. If you are interested in taking this optional CLSO exam, please visit the BLS to review eligibility requirements. All fees associated with the CLSO examination are to be paid directly to the Board of Laser Safety.

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