Rockwell Laser Industries
May 26, 2022 +1 (513) 272-9900  
RLI LSO Course

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Last Chance to Register for June
LSO Courses in Raleigh-Durham, NC

OphirRegistration will soon be closing for our June laser safety training courses which will be hosted by UL in Raleigh-Durham, NC from June 20-24, 2022. Attendance via teleconferencing is also available.

The Laser Safety Officer course is an intermediate course that provides an in-depth, analytical review of the Laser Safety Officer ( LSO ) duties and requirements of ANSI Z136.1, OSHA, FDA-CDRH and state laser standards.

About This Course:

The course begins with a review of basic laser operation with emphasis on those laser characteristics that are important in understanding the laser hazard evaluation for the LSO. After a review of the biological basis, the student will complete an in-depth computation workshop that covers MPE, AEL, NHZ and OD factors. An in-depth discussion of the controls of laser hazards is included.

Options for on-site training programs will be presented including video examples and interactive video/computer programming. Medical surveillance testing will be discussed including examples of various tests. The course concludes with a session on non-beam hazards associated with laser use (i.e. fumes, shock, plume, etc.) with emphasis on industrial hygiene based solutions.

Also Available:

For those who are new to lasers or wish to take a refresher, our Principles of Lasers course is available the day before the LSO course, on June 24, 2019. This one-day introductory course is designed for those responsible for operating and maintaining laser systems, providing a solid introduction to lasers. It also provides a knowledge base for those who plan to continue their professional development and will be attending the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) course.

All Courses Offered at UL in June:

Students will receive:

  • Course Notebook
  • Z136.1-2014 ANSI Standard "For the Safe Use of Lasers"
  • RLI User's Guide for Laser Safety
  • LAZAN™ Quick Calc Hazard Analysis Software (via download)

For students registering on or before June 10, 2022, and attending via teleconferencing, RLI will ship the above training materials free of charge so they will be available at the start of the courses. Students registering after June 10, 2022 may incur additional shipping charges.

Teleconferencing Via Microsoft Teams 
Note: The next LSO course will be held from August 23 - 26, 2022 via teleconferencing.

For more information about registering for these courses, please contact us via email or call us at (800) 94-LASER or +1 (513) 272-9900.

IEC TR 60825-14 Ed. 2.0 2022-03 Is Now Available

IEC TR 60825-14 Ed. 2.0 2022-03 "Safety of Laser Products - Part 14: A User's Guide" has been published and is now available in both paper and electronic formats. This edition includes significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.

This document is intended to help laser users and their employers to understand the general principles of safety management, to identify the hazards that can be present, to assess the risks of harm that can arise, and to set up and maintain appropriate control measures. Although the guidance given in this document is aimed principally at organizations (whether private, corporate or public), where systems of safety management would be expected to be in place, it can be applied by anyone using lasers.


Registration Is Now Open for the 14th DOE LSO Workshop

Registration is now open for the 14th DOE LSO Workshop which will be held at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory site in Berkeley, California from September 13 - 15, 2022.

The Workshop is a 2.5-day meeting that will include both invited and contributed talks. It also serves as the official annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Laser Safety Task Team (DOE - EFCOG). Certification Maintenance points for Workshop participation will be available.

For more information, please visit the 14th DOE LSO Workshop website.

Rockwell Laser Industries Rockwell Laser Industries
7754 Camargo Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Tel: (800) 94-LASER
Int'l: +1 (513) 272-9900