Laser Safety Programs: Faculty, Staff and Students

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety is conducting Laser Safety Training on February 26, 1997, in room 303 Moore School from 10-11 a.m. The seminar is for all faculty, staff and students who use lasers in their research and have not previously attended the University's laser safety training program. Topics to be discussed include user responsibilities, medical surveillance, and recommended work practices.

Laser safety training is one element of the University's laser safety program. The program also includes a laser safety manual, a laser registry, signage, medical surveillance, and laboratory audits. All laser users should have a copy of the University Laser Safety Manual. To get a copy of the manual, contact OEHS at 898-4453 or consult the OEHS web site at

Principal investigators must complete a Laser Registry form listing the location and type of laser(s) they are using along with the names of all users.

A copy of the form is attached to the Laser Safety Manual. Door signs for areas in which lasers are used are required and are issued upon the user's request to OEHS.

A medical surveillance program has been established for faculty and staff that use Class 3B and Class 4 lasers. Ocular examinations are conducted by the Ophthalmology Department at HUP in order to establish a baseline for each user's eyes. To be eligible for the program, Principal Investigators must complete the Laser Registry form and return it to OEHS.

Those who would like to sign up for the training or have any questions about the program may contact Laura Peller at 898-4453 or e-mail


Volume 43 Number 18
January 21, 1997

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