Laser Worker Safety Training - Online

1 hour 10 minutes
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Intended Audience

This course is required for University personnel who work with or may be exposed to electromagnetic radiation produced by a Class 3B or Class 4 laser. This may include principal investigators, students, fellows, lab managers, or research staff. This course is required for principal investigators of labs that use Class 3B or Class 4 lasers.


This course teaches the fundamentals of lasers including their hazards, characteristics, risks to the eyes and skin, and recommended safe work practices to minimize these risks. It also covers UW-specific roles and responsibilities for laser operators, emergency procedures, and UW-specific resources.


WAC 296-62-09005

ANSI Z136.1 (2022) - Safe Use of Lasers

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201