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Campus Safety and Emergency Services

Laser and Laser System Management

Scope

Faculty, staff, and students

Policy Statement

All activities involving lasers and laser systems at Syracuse University must be conducted in compliance with NYS Department of Labor regulations and in a manner that protects University personnel, students, visitors and property from harmful exposure to laser radiation.

The Environmental Health Office (EHO) maintains an inventory of all Class 3b and 4 lasers and laser systems owned, maintained or operated by Syracuse University personnel on Syracuse University owned or operated property (excluding optical fiber communication systems). EHO must be notified of the intent to purchase, dispose, modify or relocate any laser or laser system on campus.

Affected departments and/or principal investigators must ensure that operators of class 3b and 4 lasers receive and document instruction on the hazards associated with the laser(s), procedures to minimize exposure, and applicable rules and regulations.

Policy Administration

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Date: August 2005


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