All Class 3B or 4 lasers are required to be registered with the Texas Department of State Health Services prior to ordering or transferring the device to campus. A laser safety officer will be designated by the department to obtain a certificate from the State of Texas and will be responsible for full compliance with all applicable regulations as well as any associated license, disposal, and termination fees. A department specific laser operation manual should be developed and implemented to protect employees, students, and the general public from any harmful exposure.

Environmental Health and Safety department will assist department and personnel in complying with regulations by performing routine laboratory inspections, hazard evaluations, assisting the laser safety officer with implementing safety policies, and responding to emergency situations.

Requirements for researchers who work with class 3B or 4 laser sources.

  • Registration with the department LSO
  • General Lab Safety Course
  • Laser Safety Course

Laser Safety Resources