Laser Safety

Lasers are used in a variety of ways on campus from enhancing lectures and teaching laboratories to in-depth research using high powered lasers. The laser safety program covers any laser used in research or a laboratory. It does not include laser pointers, mice and other non-research lasers.

To stay in compliance with the applicable standards, we have designed a laser safety program intended to keep individuals who work around lasers safe. The program is designed to comply with the American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers (ANSI Z136.1), which can be purchased from the Laser Institute of America.