Laser inventory, personnel, training, and laser controlled areas are tracked by the Laser Safety Program. All lasers at the University of Arizona must be approved by Research Laboratory & Safety Services.
To seek approval for a laser, complete the :
The acceptance of this application is supported, as applicable, by a combination of adequate training and experience of the applicant. The applicant may be required to attend the Laser Radiation Protection Course as a condition of being assigned an Approval if training and experience is found to be inadequate.
For assistance, contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Laser Approval Holder (PI), generally a faculty member, has primary responsibility for laser safety within their research group. In certain circumstances, the Approval Holder may be other appointed personnel. New Approval Holders are required to meet with a member of the Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) staff for Approval Holder Orientation (AHO) before starting work with lasers. This orientation is provided to Approval Holders and Approval Safety Coordinators to ensure that all authorizations, restrictions, and administrative requirements are clearly understood. Laser users and other lab members are also encouraged to attend the orientation.