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Laser Safety Training 2022

Ended Jun 30, 2022

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Full course description

Course Introduction

This course is required training for Class 3B or 4 laser users.  Training must be completed to ensure the safe use of lasers by IU faculty, staff, and students.  Specific training on each laser must be provided by the Principal Investigator. 

This training is intended for Indiana University community members only.  If you need to complete this training as a guest user, you may request access to the course at

Learning Outcomes

After completing the module, you will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of laser operation
  • Know the bioeffects of laser radiation on eyes and skin
  • Identify appropriate PPE
  • Implement laser system control measures
  • Identify non-beam hazards associated with laser operation

Module Topics Include

  • Components of lasers
  • Laser bioeffects
  • Laser hazard classes
  • Reflection hazards
  • Non-beam hazards
  • Control measures
  • PPE
  • Laser accidents

Course Creator 

IU Environmental Health and Safety

Length: 1 hour

IU Environmental Health and Safety

Credit: Certificate

Audience: All IU employees who operate a Class 3B or Class 4 laser