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.