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This half-hour course is designed to provide awareness of the fundamentals of Class 3B (moderate) and 4 (high-power) lasers or laser systems. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable ANSI regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to discuss what a laser is and how a laser works, name the types and classes of lasers, describe non-beam laser hazards, recall the biological effects of a laser on the human body, and identify types of control measures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the primary parts of a laser
  • Recognize different types of lasers
  • Recognize laser classes
  • Recognize examples of non-beam laser hazards
  • Recognize non-beam laser hazards by type
  • Recognize the biological effects of a laser on the eye
  • Recognize the biological effects of a laser on the skin
  • Identify examples of the categories of controls used in laser environments
  • Identify important factors to consider when choosing protective eyewear
  • Recognize mandatory controls for Class 4 lasers
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