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Introduction to Laser Safety Training

The 90-minute introductory training is required for all members entering a laser work environment. The training will focus on Laser Safety and the topics include:

  • Learn the fundamentals and terminology necessary for a complete understanding of current laser safety information.
  • How to determine Nominal Hazard Zones (NHZ), Maximum Permissible Emission Level (MPE), or Optical Density.
  • Review control measures and personal protective equipment.
  • Non-ionizing regulations that apply.
  • Introductory to laser biological effects.
  • Non-beam issues such as laser-generated airborne contaminants and electrical hazards.
  • Review Tufts University administrative controls (permitting equipment, inventory registration, etc.)

Tufts EHS offers this training on all campuses throughout the year as a service to the Tufts University community.  We encourage you to identify any of your department staff that may need this training and see to it that they attend an upcoming session.

Class size is limited and certificates of attendance will be provided at the end of each session;

Registration is required. Please contact Tufts EHS ( to reserve your spot.


(9:30am – 11:00am)
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018

(9:30am – 11:00am)
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018

(12:00pm – 1:30pm)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018

For any training, please be sure to sign the attendance sheet to receive credit for attendance.

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