The Laser Safety Program is established to facilitate and ensure the safe and knowledgeable use of lasers in laboratories, classrooms and the environment.

The Laser Safety Program is administered by RLS to ensure the safe use of lasers and compliance with the requirements of the New York State Department of Labor, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z136.1-2014 Safe Use of Lasers, and other related regulations and standards. The program applies to all NYU personnel owning, supervising, operating and working in the proximity to Class 3B or Class 4 lasers, or any laser in a teaching laboratory.

The required Laser Safety Program components are as follow:

  • Laser registration and hazard assessment by RLS
  • Laser worker safety training
  • Written laser safety operating procedure 
  • Appropriate laser protective eyewear/PPE

Contact RLS if you have questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)