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Laser Safety

Formal laser safety training, including information on the proper use, safe handling and health exposures of class 3b and class 4 lasers (see FAQ), is provided by UTSI on an individual basis to all faculty, staff and graduate students assigned to work with these devices. The training includes the UTSI general laser safety guide, and adheres to the ANSI Z136. 1-2014 national laser safety standard.

Laser Safety Training

To have access to the Center of Laser Applications, copies of the following documents need to be sent to the UTSI Safety & Health Officer-  and to Laser Safety Officer- Alexander Terekhov.

  • Completion of Laser Safety Course(s) – contact Alexander Terekov
  • Completion of UTSI Safety Course(s) – contact
  • A signed copy of Precautions for the Safe Use of Lasers. – Read it carefully! Before training on the instruments, you will be briefly quizzed about it.

Contact Alexander Terekhov to sign up for laser safety training.

UTSI utilizes online safety training through K@TE. To access the training, you will need your NetID and password.

Applicable ANSI Standards

Copies of these Applicable Standards are available for review in the office of the Safety and Health Officer.

  • ANSI Z136.1 – 2014
    Safe Use of Lasers
  • ANSI Z136.3 – 2011
    Safe Use of Lasers in Healthcare Facilities
  • ANSI Z136.5 – 2009
    Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions
  • ANSI Z136.8-2012
    Safe Use of Lasers in Research, Development, or Testing