Workshop and Continuing Education

Course Title: Laser Safety Officer (LSO)  Refresher

May 3rd, 2018 (13:30-16:30) – May 4th, 2018, (8:30 -12:00)

CRPA Members: $200       Non-Members: $300


Trainer: Sandu Sonoc, PhD , P.Eng.

Senior Radiation Safety Officer, Laser Safety Officer
Office of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Toronto.

Born and educated in Romania, Sandu graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Bucharest.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Reactor Physics and a PhD in Nuclear Physics.  His teaching experience includes working with students at the University of Bucharest, Ryerson University, University of Toronto School of Public Health, and teaching radiation and laser safety courses to all users, undergraduate and graduate students, staff and members of the Faculty at the University of Toronto.  He has been a Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) since 2004 and a Canadian Radiation Safety Association Registered Radiation Safety Professional (CRPA(R)) since 2005.


  • Fundamentals of optics/light
  • Fundamentals of laser operation:
  • Bioeffects of laser radiation on the eye and the skin
  • Non-beam hazards of lasers
  • Control measures
  • Laser hazard evaluations
  • Medical examination practices
  • Laser safety program
  • Emergency preparations and laser accidents