Laser Safety Officer Online Course


This online Laser Safety Officer (LSO) course is intended for individuals in industrial, research, or educational institutions required to perform the duties of LSO as defined by ANSI Z136.1 “Safe Use of Lasers” standard. For those attendees looking for more in-depth knowledge on hazard analysis there is an additional module available. This module is included in the price of the course and contains examples demonstrating laser hazard analysis using EASY-HAZ™ LSO software. This course meets all training requirements of OSHA and ANSI.

You will receive email notification of the availability of the course within 24 business hours. Please call 800-432-2323 with any questions.

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Course Content

  • Basics of Lasers and Laser Light
  • Laser Beam Injuries
  • Non-Beam Hazards
  • Laser Hazard Classes
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Laser Safety Engineering
  • Laser Hazard Evaluation
  • Laser Program Administration
  • Control of Laser Hazards

Each area in the course content is broken up into small modules allowing you to take the training at your convenience. Most modules contain a brief quiz but some do not. Attendees have 14-days to complete the training starting from the first login.

Course Materials

  • ANSI Z136.1 “Safe Use of Lasers” standard (optional; if purchased, shipped separately – not required to begin training).
  • Course Notes
  • EASY-HAZ™ LSO hazard analysis software
  • OSHA Technical Manual on Laser Safety Programs
  • LSO Resource and Reference documents including sample SOPs, sample written program, self-audit forms, inventory and accident report forms
  • Printable Certificate of Completion

All course materials are available online except the ANSI Z136.1 standard. EASY-HAZ™ LSO hazard analysis software runs as a workbook and requires Microsoft Excel for Windows 2003 or later. EASY-HAZ™ LSO is not supported on the Mac platform. EASY-HAZ™ LSO software, OSHA Technical Manual and Reference and Resource documents are available for download.
*ANSI Z136.1 “Safe Use of Lasers” standard is optional. If you do not want/need a standard please select the pricing option without the standard.

Minimum Computer Requirements

  • A broadband internet connection.
  • A current/recent version of a web browser for your device. For desktops & laptops, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari (on Macs) are recommended. For handhelds, Safari on Apple and Chrome on Android devices are recommended.
  • Javascript and cookies should be enabled in the web browser.
  • Speakers to hear the audio.

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH): Eligible; attendee must apply individually with ABIH
American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP): 15 CEC
Board of Laser Safety (BLS): 2 CM Points


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