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LASER SAFETY

The versatility and power of lasers has produced new frontiers in research and medical treatment. Along with these advances is the recognition that there is potential for significant injury from lasers. The privilege to use lasers at the University of Virginia, in academics and the health system, requires each individual user to follow and adhere to the UVA Laser Safety Program.

Class 1M, 2M, 3B and 4 lasers must be registered!

All Class 1M, 2M, 3B and 4 lasers must be registered with the University’s Laser Safety Office and safety protocols for proposed activities approved prior to use.

Responsibilities and Services

  • training personnel in the safe use of lasers
  • administering the UVA Laser Safety program
  • providing information and advice to individuals who have questions about Laser Safety

UVA Policies

ID: SEC-011 - Laser Safety

Medical Center policy: 0188

Laser Registry
All Class 1M, 2M, 3B and 4 lasers (not used for patient care) must be registered with the University’s Laser Safety Office and safety protocols for proposed activities approved prior to use.

 
 
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LASER SAFETY STAFF
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Marianne Yencken
Industrial Hygienist Supervisor
434-243-1725
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Kristy A. Davis
Senior Industrial Hygienist
434-982-4909
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John Wright
Industrial Hygienist
434-982-4924
 
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