Environmental Health & Safety

Laser Safety

EH&S collage of laser pictures

Safe laser operation is essential to protect personnel from radiation, electrical shock, fire, and chemical hazards.  Laboratories using Class III and IV lasers are to implement a written laser safety program as part of their Laboratory Safety Manual

Environmental Health and Safety has developed a Laser Safety Program Template for laboratories to use in developing and implementing their specific program.


Laboratory Safety Manual: Laser Safety Information (Appendix P)

Laboratory Safety Manual: Laser Safety Program Template (Appendix Q)

Safety Policies and Procedures Manual: Laser Safety


If you have any questions regarding the classification, use of lasers, or the Laser Safety Program requirements contact EH&S; 335-3041.

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