Laser Safety Officer Training Course – 2 Days: Oct 14-15, 2021


The Laser Safety Officer Training  is a 2-day course designed for individuals with responsibilities as a Laser Safety Officer. The course can serve as a refresher course for those with some experience as a Laser Safety Officer.

The course provides an overview of LSO responsibilities, laser hazards, risk assessment and laser safety program elements.

 REGISTRATION IS OPEN for  Fall 2021 Course


October 14-15,  2021

LOCATION: Live Video Conference

For this course KRMC is will  be providing a  Live video feed with instructor in real time – save on Travel costs!

Live, secure and very stable video feed.

Course is interactive – all registrants will see the powerpoint presentation and the instructor as he presents and have the ability to comment and ask questions in real time.  Take the course from the comfort of your office and save on all the travel costs.

Minimum Computer Requirements to Received Video Feed:

Desktop or laptop with camera, fast network connection (not dial-up) and 1 GB of RAM with a dual core processor for 360p resolution or for 720 resolution 2 GB of RAM with a quad core processor.  Log in information will be provided to course participants after registration.

Course notes shipped to all participants registered by September  30, 2021.  For later registrations, we cannot guarantee deliver of course notes in time of course start date. 

This unique course provides a Canadian context to meet provincial and federal requirements while examining the various ANSI standards and the updated ANSI Z136.1 (2014) Safe Use of Lasers. The course will provide a solid background for an administrative laser safety program and will provide an overview of the different mathematical calculations that may be required in laser safety.

Course tools allow participants to develop and maintain excellence in laser safety program at their own facilities.

Who should participate?

This course is ideal for any health and safety professional requiring knowledge on laser safety for Class 3B or Class 4 lasers in manufacturing, commercial, hospitals, medical clinics, university  environments or anyone requiring additional knowledge of the responsibilities of a LSO.

A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully complete the course. Course is eligible for CRBOH ROH or ROHT Registration maintenance points and ABIH Certification (CIH)  maintenance points.


Content Includes:

 Laser Fundamentals, Properties and Laser Classes


  • Canadian Federal Legislation
  • Canadian Provincial Legislation
  • Other Agencies – CSA, ACGIH, ANSI and other International Standards

Laser Hazards – Beam, Reflections and non Beam hazards

  • Effects of lasers on eye and skin tissue
  • Effects on tissue from different laser wavelengths
  • Specular and Diffuse Reflections
  • Non Beam hazards such as electrical, laser generated air contaminants, other forms of radiation

Risk Assessment of Laser Hazards

  • Concept of Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) for eyes and skin
  • MPE Correction factors (ANSI and ACGIH)
  • Discussion of point sources versus extended sources\
  • Risk assessment flowchart

Control Measures for Beam Hazards

  • Beam Paths
  • Engineering Controls
  • Administrative Controls
  • Eye Protection and laser protective eyewear
  • Skin Protection
  • Warning Signs and Labels
  • Entrance controls
  • Example of setting up an open beam laser area

 Laser Safety Program Elements

  • Development of an in-house Laser Safety Program
  • Organization Structure and LSO Responsibilities
  • Record Keeping
  • Training and Performance
  • Medical Examinations
  • Program Monitoring and Assessment
  • Accident Investigations

Class discussions, and exercises supplement training materials. No pre requisites required for course participation,  however, participants will require some knowledge of basic mathematical functions.



Bryce Gillman, CRPA(R) is the course instructor.  Bryce is an experienced Laser Safety Officer and consultant where he has developed laser safety programs, performed audits and has trained course participants in laser safety across Canada including commercial clients, universities, government agencies and hospitals.


Course Cancellation Policy and Terms of Payment

Substitutions are welcomed at any time at no charge. Full refund up to 3 weeks prior to course.  If course is cancelled by a registrant 3 weeks before the course, a $100 fee will be assessed and balance of fee refunded.  If course is a course is cancelled 7 days before the course, no refund will be issued.

Payment is due prior to start of course.



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