CHAPTER IV - Registration for Lasers and
Application for Permits
4.1 Registration of
All Class IIIb and IV lasers at ASU must be registered with
the Office of Radiation Safety. In general, registrants must be
full time faculty or staff of ASU. The ASU commodity code for
purchasing regulated lasers is 781092. Also lasers obtained from
other sources (such as salvage, government loans, or other
universities) must be registered.
Lasers are registered by submitting the appropriate
form to the LSO. Registration forms (MS Word version/PDF version are available
online and in the ORS.
Responsibility of Registrant
Responsibilities of registrants include:
- Registering all laser personnel and incidental personnel
- Ensuring that operators are properly trained.
- Ensuring follow up, termination, and follow up eye
examinations in the event of suspected or actual injury.
- Ensuring that ASU and ARRA approved control measures are
used for Class IIIb and IV lasers.
- Notifying the LSO prior to modifications to lasers,
changes in procedures, and/or changes in control measures.
4.2 Training Required for Operators
All personnel with access to laser control areas must obtain
the ORS lase safety class. Also, operators must be trained in
the following topics of the ORS laser safety class before use of
Class III or Class IV laser equipment:
The LSO or a designated representative must provide the
ORS laser safety class for general safety training purposes.
Also operators must obtain on site training with the laser
system from the registrant or registrant representative.
- Fundamentals of laser operations.
- Bioeffects of laser radiation on the eye and skin.
- Relations of specular and diffuse reflections.
- Non radiation hazards of lasers (electrical, chemical,
reaction byproducts, etc.).
- Laser and laser system classification.
- Control measures.
- Overall management and employee responsibility.
- Medical surveillance.