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Pre-Course Math Resources for LSO with Hazard Analysis Training Course

Posted by LIA on Aug 3, 2016 4:33:43 PM

LIA’s Laser Safety Officer with Hazard Analysis Training

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.

LIA’s flagship course—Laser Safety Officer With Hazard Analysis Training—is designed for LSOs who are required to perform laser hazard analysis along with managing a laser safety program. By taking this course, you’ll learn:

  • Laser safety standards and regulations
  • Laser fundamentals and terminology
  • Laser control measures
  • Laser safety program administration
  • Biological effects of the laser on the eye and skin
  • Non-beam hazards
  • Laser hazard analysis (MPEs, NHZs, OD, etc.)

In order to help you prepare for laser hazard calculations, we’ve put together a list of resources you can reference. Re-familiarizing yourself with these mathematical principles will help you excel not only during your training, but in the field as well:

Scientific Notation

Learn more at Khan Academy.

Metric Conversion

Algebra Basics

This comprehensive course from Khan Academy provides an overview of the following topics:

Exponentials and Logarithms

For a deeper overview of exponential and logarithmic functions, visit Khan Academy’s Algebra II coursework.

Other LIA Laser Safety Officer Training Courses

If you are a laser safety officer not required to perform mathematical analysis of laser hazards, you may benefit from taking one of these other laser safety training courses:

Additionally, many of LIA’s laser safety officer training courses are available in an online format. This allows you to complete laser safety officer training on your own time rather than adjust your schedule to travel to a training location. A full list of LIA’s online LSO training courses can be found here.

For more information about LIA’s laser safety officer training courses, visit our website or contact us online today with any questions you may have.

Topics: Laser Institute of America, Laser Safety Programs, Hazard Analysis Training Course, LSO