Laser Safety (Initial Training)

Laser Safety (Initial Training)

Contact Information

(530) 752-1766


This instructor-led course is intended for individuals who work in laboratories using Class 3B or 4 lasers or laser systems, and is designed to provide a basic understanding of lasers and laser safety. The course provides an overview of hazards commonly found in the research environment using lasers and covers laser classification, signage, bio-effects, beam and non-beam hazards, controls, regulations and safety precautions. Course objectives include:

  • Discussing laser physics.
  • Reviewing the fundamentals of laser safety and universal safe work practices.
  • Hearing about the potential bio-effects and recognize the ancillary hazards associated with Class 3B and 4 lasers.

**PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Management System (LMS), where trainings are housed, is set up for employees. If you are a student or visiting scholar, you must request access to the system before you can complete your training. Please email to request access to the system.

Required to be taken once before using laser or laser system.