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
Laser Safety Links
Listed below are other useful sources of safety information. Reading of this material is HIGHLY recommended! They regard YOUR safety.