Explain the purpose and components of a laser safety program and the importance of following laser safety procedures
Identify the types of lasers used in labs and maker spaces as well as the hazards associated with them
Describe administrative and engineering controls that reduce the risks of laser usage
Identify operating practices and procedures that reduce the risks of laser usage
Lasers are a great tool to work with in the lab, however, laser implements and other devices incorporating lasers must be used with a healthy respect for accompanying dangers to mitigate risk, students ,faculty, and staff require proper safety knowledge and training.
Because lasers are dangerous and can lead to bodily harm, this course provides lab participants with essential information needed to work safely and avoid exposure to the harmful effects of lasers. The course covers a basic intro to laser safety as well as a more in depth look into the hazards of lasers, along with different controls that can be applied to labs in order to stop the risk of injury.
The goal of this course is to protect campus laboratory communities from preventable harm.
Introduction to Laser Safety
Laser Basics and Hazards
Administrative and Procedural Controls
29 CFR 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment, General Requirements
29 CFR 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment, Eye and Face Protection
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