UTSI 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.

Applicable ANSI Standards

  • 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

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