LIA is dedicated to promoting the continued growth of laser technology and applications while ensuring that all of those working with laser technology understands the importance of laser safety. In an effort to reach this goal, LIA provides a variety of different laser safety officer training courses tailored to a variety of industries.
Laser safety officers wear many different hats in their organization. From training personnel on the fundamentals of laser safety to ensuring that laser safety programs are kept up to date, LSOs take these responsibilities very seriously as they help prevent laser-related workplace accidents.
Over the years, online courses have become a more popular alternative to in-person courses—making their way from academia to professional settings. Taking laser safety courses in a digital format has become popular in our industry due to their convenience, and even the most seasoned laser professionals can benefit from online learning
The following laser-related accidents could occur in any facility that uses laser technology without taking proper safety precautions. The names of the affected individuals have been changed to protect those involved. However, the accidents are real and were reported to OSHA in the days following the event.
In 2014, OSHA made updates to their recordkeeping requirements that required all applicable business to report fatalities and industries. The updates, which went into effect at the beginning of 2015, allowed OSHA to improve their research on workplace safety and health hazards. Armed with this data, OSHA’s would now be able to identify and prevent serious workplace hazards.