Medical Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Services
Solutions EHS provides turn-key medical laser safety officer (LSO) services to ensure the safe use of medical lasers within your health care facility.
A Solutions EHS LSO will assist your facility with the development and implementation of a compliant laser safety program. Our LSOs are trained in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Organization (JCAH) requirements.
ANSI Z136.3 Standard “Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care,” is the gold standard for the safe use of lasers for diagnostic, cosmetic, preventative and therapeutic applications in the health care industry. Although ANSI Z136.3 is only a recommended industry guideline, compliance with this standard is enforceable by the JCAH and under the OSHA General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Additionally, the state of Massachusetts, 105 CMR 121.00, requires all installing, operating, and using class 3b and class 4 lasers to do so in accordance with the most recent ANSI standards and to obtain a valid certificate of registration.