Laser and Photobiological Safety Training

Laser and Photobiological Safety Training

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Note: Course IDs ending in '-OL' are self-paced, online e-learning modules.
  • Laser Safety Fundamentals Training

  • Laser Safety Training Course Page.
    > Worksafe Course ID: LAS-LAS-OL

    This online module provides a brief introduction to laser technology and an overview of the requirements for the safe operation of laser equipment. This course is intended for open beam laser users, laser safety supervisors including embedded laser devices, and Principal investigators of laser labs, open beam, and embedded laser devices.

    Biannual refresher training is required for open-beam laser users. 

    All educational, laboratory and research Laser Users, working with open beam lasers or embedded / enclosed laser systems with maximum power of 5mW or greater, must complete EH&S Laser Safety Fundamentals Training.

    Principal Investigators and Personnel Owning or Responsible for: open beam lasers or embedded / enclosed laser systems with maximum power of 5mW or greater must complete EH&S Laser Safety Fundamentals Training.

    UCLA EH&S laser safety training is in accordance with ANSI Standard Z136.5 – 2000 (American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions) and is a requirement of OSHA (via the General Duty Clause).  EH&S Laser Safety classroom training is in addition to any practical training previously received from faculty or staff.

    You can self-register for laser safety fundamentals at worksafe.ucla.edu.

    Laser Equipment Exempt from Safety Training Requirements:

    + Laser pointers. (< 5mW and used for demonstration or presentation)

    + Laser copiers.

    + Laser computer peripherals such as CD/DVD readers/burners.

  • Laser Safety Refresher Training

  • Laser Safety Refresher Training Course Page.
    > Worksafe Course ID: LAS-LAS-OR

    Online laser refresher training must be completed every two years to maintain UCLA authorized worker status. This course is intended for open-beam laser users, Principal investigators, and laser safety supervisors of open-beam laser labs.

    After completing laser safety fundamentals, biannual laser safety refresher training is required to maintain UCLA authorized worker status for laser operators.


    Who Requires Laser Refresher Training?

    > All open beam laser users, working with laser systems of 5mW or greater.

    > Principal Investigators and Personnel Owning open beam lasers or embedded / enclosed laser systems with maximum power of 5mW or greater.

    > Embedded or enclosed laser device lab managers or lab personnel responsible for service events of laser systems of 5mW or greater.

    > Lab personnel responsible for training new laser workers of embedded / enclosed laser devices of 5mW or greater.


     

    Who is Exempt from Laser Refresher Training?

    -Embedded / enclosed laser device users that are not lab managers.

    -Embedded / enclosed laser device users that are not responsible for service events.

  • Embedded Laser Safety Training

  • Embedded Laser Safety Training Course Page.
    > Worksafe Course ID: LAS-EL-OL

    This online module concentrates on the safety precautions required during a service event of an embedded laser system, such as a confocal microscope and flow cytometer.

    This course is intended for users of embedded laser devices, laser safety supervisors of embedded laser devices, and principal investigators of embedded laser labs, or you just need laser safety training to gain access to a core facility.

    Oct 2022 Update: No refresher training is required.
  • Laser Safety Laser Cutting Training

  • Laser Safety Laser Cutter Training Course Page.
    > Worksafe Course ID: LAS-SPEC-OL

    This online module is intended for laser cutting or etching equipment users, laser safety supervisors of laser cutting or etching equipment, and principal investigators of laser cutting or etching equipment labs.

    Oct 2022 Update: No refresher training is required.