Laser Safety Training California Campus Radiation Safety Officers Conference October 2007
Laser Safety Officer Researcher
IEC 60825 Laser Classification • Class 1 Incapable of causing injury during normal operation • (Almost the same as ANSI class 1) • Class 1M Incapable of injury unless collecting optics are used • (Currently included in class 1 under ANSI) • Class 2 Visible lasers incapable of causing injury in 0.25 s. • (Same as ANSI class 2) • Class 2M Visible lasers incapable of causing injury in 0.25 s unless • collecting optics are used • (ANSI visible 3a with expanded or diverging beam) • Class 3R Marginally unsafe for intrabeam viewing; up to 5 times the class 2 limit for visible lasers or 5 times the class 1 limit for invisible lasers • (ANSI visible 3a with small beam & ANSI invisible 3a) • Class 3B Eye hazard for intrabeam viewing • (Same as ANSI class 3b) • Class 4 Eye and skin hazard for both direct and scattered exposure • (Same as ANSI class 4) Laser-Professionals.com
Researchers do interesting things! What is our role in safety? Concepts to Work By!
Training Materials Available • Video • Laser Safety Primer by LPI (~$350) • Covers the basics • Nicely done • Power Point • Laser Institute of America • Laser Safety for Student (LPI) – Free • Laser Safety Microcourse (LPI) – Free • Other Institutions – Probably Free • Other Laser Safety Officers – Free • Computer Based Training • Developed by LLNL and UC • Used by DOE • Available to the UC campuses • Now available to the CSU campuses through SJSU & CSU East Bay • What about other campuses?
Computer Based Training • LLNL (Hazards Control Dept) & UC system developed a computer based training for laser safety. • Available to the UC system with permission from LLNL. • NOW available to the CSU system on a SJSU server. • Cost to the UC & CSU campuses – ZERO • Do other campuses need this level of training?
Training Process • Learner logs onto the sever. • Enter a six digit (control) number to identify themselves. • Complete the modules. • Take a final examination. • Receive a computerized form stating they have completed the course and exam. • Submit the form to the LSO. • Training is now completed.