CHAPTER I - Overview of Safety Requirements
IIIb and IV Lasers and laser systems must be registered with the
Office of Radiation Safety. The registrant must be a full time
faculty or staff member at ASU who bears overall responsibility for
safe use of registered equipment. New equipment must be registered
prior to operation. The ASU commodity code for purchasing regulated
lasers is 781092. Class IIIb and IV Lasers and laser systemsbrought
to ASU must be registered with ORS also.
at ASU must be classified in accordance with provisions of Chapter 3
of this document. Lasers purchased commercially may retain the
classification provided by manufacturers in compliance with
requirements of the Federal Laser Product Performance Standard
provided modifications altering the classification have not been
made. Modified lasers, or lasers constructed on site, must be
classified by the Laser Safety Officer.
individuals operating Class IIIb and Class IV lasers or laser
systems must obtain training on the hazards associated with the
equipment and proper safety control measures.
1.4 Safety Control
IIIb and Class IV lasers or laser systems must be operated under
administrative and/or engineering control measures approved by the
Laser Safety Officer prior to operation. These measures might
include written procedures for operation and/or laser
Periodic safety surveys of lasers and laser control measures
will be made by the ORS.
1.6 Exemption of Class
I, Class II and Class IIIa Lasers
I, II, and IIIa lasers or laser systems are exempt from all
requirements of this manual. Class IIIb or IV lasers are usually
embedded in devices of a lower class, however. Modification or
service of Class I or II or IIIa lasers or laser devices which
results in access to laser radiation of a higher class laser shall
require compliance with requirements for the embedded