Work with lasers can be hazardous if proper precautions are not taken. The Laser Safety Program outlines the responsibilities of those working with lasers; and the procedures and controls that must be implemented before starting the work. This program ensures that risks to those working with or near lasers is minimized.
See the Laser Safety Program for more information.
The Laser Safety Program is a permit-based program. Before working with a class 3B or 4 laser, a laser permit is required.
To add a new laser to the permit system, fill out this form. Note that detailed specifications, a completed risk assessment, an SOP and a manual are required to complete the form. Templates are available on this page. Contact email@example.com for more information.
To maintain an existing permit:
- Add registered laser workers to your permit
- Access your laser permit SharePoint
- To add multiple workers, email firstname.lastname@example.org with each workers’ name and email
All workers must complete the following online and practical training. PI's are responsible for verifying training and storing records.
Hands on training developed and provided by the laboratory supervisor. This practical training consists of the following components:
- Laser operation as described in the manufacturer's laser operation manual
- Alignment procedures
- Standard Operating Procedure template
- Laser risk assessments
How practical training is documented is at the discretion of the PI. One option is the Site Specific Training Form. Refer to the training page for more information on using this form.