Laser Safety

Statement of Purpose

The University of Kentucky is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors. This includes the use of lasers. ┬áIf you are interested in learning more about the University of Kentucky’s Laser Safety Program, or have further concerns, please contact the laser safety officer (LSO), Robert Thomas at 859-257-4016.

UK adopts ANSI Z136.1-2000 as its laser safety program. Exceptions to this standard will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the LSO. The LSO shall document and keep record of any policy decisions that are exceptions to the ANSI Z136.1- 2000 standard.

Attention: All class 3b and 4 lasers and laser systems and users MUST be registered! This includes active and inactive systems.

UK OHS Laser Safety maintains records for all class 3b and 4 lasers and laser systems used in university facilities and is currently updating the registration database.

UK Laser Resources

Other Resources

Occupational Health And Safety

Occupational Health & Safety

252 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0314

Phone: (859) 257-2924
Fax: (859) 257-8787

Accident Reporting

Work Related Employee Injuries
800-440-6285

Student or Visitor Injuries
Injury and Illness Reporting

Report unsafe conditions to EHS
(859) 257-3827 or send us an e-mail.

After hours and weekends
UKPD (859) 257-1616 Emergencies 911!

Occupational Health And Safety Staff

Organizational Chart

Complete EHS Staff Listing