Syracuse University’s Laser Safety Program provides guidelines for ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards of care. The program is established in compliance with New York State Department of Labor’s Laser Regulations, 12 NYCRR Part 50, and also contains many of the guidelines recommended by the American National Standards Institute’s American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers (ANSI Z136.1). All activities involving lasers at Syracuse University must be conducted in compliance with applicable regulations and in a manner that protects University personnel, students, visitors and property from harmful exposures to laser radiation.
This Program specifically applies to operations involving class 3B and 4 lasers. Operators of class 1, 2 and 3A lasers should follow manufacturer’s guidance and appropriate safety recommendations.