Environmental Health and Safety

Laser Safety

The Laser Safety Program provides staff, researchers and students with a safe laser use environment. All Class 3b and 4 lasers must be registered with the Radiation Safety Officer. EHS administers this program for the Radiation Safety Committee. This program ensures compliance with the American National Standards Institute, Z136.1 Standard.

Prior to using Class 3b or 4 Lasers, Principal Investigators shall:

  • Notify the Radiation Safety Officer prior to moving the laser onsite.
  • Complete the  Application of Use form (LA1) pdficon_small and Laser Registry form (LR1) pdficon_small and forward/fax to the Laser Safety Officer. The Radiation Safety Committee will review both forms and notify the Principal Investigator in writing that use of the laser(s) is approved.
  • Complete the Laser Training form (LT1) pdficon_small and forward/fax to the Laser Safety Officer.

If you have a question or require support, contact Samantha Lindsey, Radiation Safety Officer, at slind8@lsuhsc.edu or (504) 568-4952.

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