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Oregon State University

Laser Safety

OSU Laser Safety Manual

The Oregon State University laser safety program provides guidance to the OSU community on the safe user of lasers. Persons administering a laser program should be familiar with the following topics covered in the Laser Safety Manual

Laser Safety Manual (pdf)


Laser Registration

This form is used to collect information on laser systems used by OSU faculty, staff and students. The results of the survey will be used to compile an inventory and to help improve the laser safety program. Registration is required for Class 3B and 4 lasers.

Laser Registration

Laser Program Forms

OSU self-audit program for lasers

OSU laser system data sheet

Laser specific training documentation form

Standard Operating Procedure template



This online class is required for Class 3B and 4 laser users and recommended for all laser users. To complete training, review the online tutorial and take the exam, then schedule machine-specific training with the laser administrator of the laser systems you will use. 

Laser Safety Training (web)

Question?  Email the Laser Safety Officer.

Helpful Links

Oregon OSHA Laser Fact Sheet

Oregon OSHA Laser Inspection Guidelines

Laser Institute of America

OSHA Technical Manual, Section III Chapter 6

Laser Glossary