Environmental Health and Safety

Laser Safety Compliance

Compliance reduces the risk of injury, death, or property damage.

EHS requires Virginia Tech employees that operate, maintain, or service class 3B, 3R, or class 4 laser systems to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.97 and the ANSI Z136 series of laser safety standards.

Follow 5 steps for compliance:

Action Description

Use the right codes and speed up procurement.

Register every class 3B, 3R, & 4 laser system with EHS.

Attend EHS laser safety training + learn PI Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Reference the complete Laser Safety Program (LSP) to answer specific concerns.

Respond to EHS laser compliance inspections.

For more information

Contact the Laser Safety Officer or call 540-231-3080.