Employer and/or facility laser safety programs and employee safety training are required for Class 3B or Class 4 lasers and laser systems as well as for those laser systems with embedded Class 3B or Class 4 lasers where beam access by employees is

required during operation, maintenance and/or service.


LASEResources develops and presents ANSI compliant laser safety training programs* for laser safety officers (LSO) and personnel routinely working with or potentially exposed to Class 3B or Class 4 laser radiation. Informational topics may include:

  • Laser and laser system classifications

  • Fundamentals of laser operation

  • Bio effects of laser radiation on the eye and skin

  • Significance of specular and diffuse reflections

  • Non-beam hazards of lasers

  • Control measures i.e. engineering, administrative and procedural

  • Overall responsibilities of management and employee

  • Medical examination practices as applicable

  • Types of lasers, wavelengths, pulse shapes, modes, and power/energy

  • Laser protective eyewear, barriers and equipment


*Note: Laser safety training programs are presented by board certified laser safety officers (CLSO)