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.  If 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