Laser Safety Program

Virginia Commonwealth University has developed a laser safety program to ensure the safe use of lasers in research and instructional laboratories. This safety program has been established to implement the guidelines contained in the national standard for the safe use of lasers, specifically the American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers Z136.1-1993.

ANSI Z136.1-1993 is recognized as a minimum standard for laser safety.

Contact Laser Safety

For more information about laser safety in research and instructional laboratories, please contact
the Radiation Safety Officer at (804) 828-7097.