Laser Safety Training

All Laser Supervisors and Laser Users must be trained in the safe use of lasers prior to beginning laser work. Laser Safety Training is offered by the Radiation Safety Office via an online program.


  1. Fundamentals of laser operation

  2. Bioeffects of laser radiation on the eye and skin

  3. Significance of specular and diffuse reflections

  4. Non-beam hazards of lasers

  5. Control measures

  6. Overall responsibilities of management and employees

  7. Medical surveillance practices (if applicable)

Everyone operating the laser shall review the Laser Safety Manual. All laser operators shall receive instructions from the Laboratory Supervisor on the safe operation of the laser, administrative procedures, alignment procedures and other applicable SOPs.

Click Here to go to the online laser safety training class.

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Main Office

1800 Arthur Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40208


tel (502) 852-6670

fax (502) 852-0880

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Radiation Safety Office

319 Abraham Flexner Way

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


tel (502) 852-5231

fax (502) 852-8911

Office Hours

M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

No holiday hours

IH Service Account

IBC Service Account