Campus Safety Links
The College of Engineering works closely with the UW-Madison Office of Radiation Safety to ensure high powered lasers are used safely. If open beam Class 3B and/or Class 4 Lasers/Laser Systems will be used, they must be registered with the Office of Radiation Safety.
EH&S Office of Laser Safety Bulletins
- To register an open beam laser, please fill out the Laser Registration Form
- To register a Commercial Embedded Laser Device ( Confocal, Laser Cutters, 3D Printers), please fill out the the Commercial Embedded Laser Devices Registration Form
- A Laser Use SOP, which is required for Laser Registration, is available as a form fillable PDF.
- To dispose of a laser, please fill out the Laser Disposal Form
- For a guide to identifying Laser classifications and determining proper warning labels, see our Laser Classification and Requirements document.
- Full UW-Madison Laser Safety Manual
- Laser Safety at a Glance
- Door Placards – EH&S Laser Safety will make a site visit and create a door placard specifically for your lab.
- Exterior Light – Class 3B/4 lasers require an exterior light to be on when the laser(s) is in use. Contact the CoE Director for Safety for assistance in arranging this project with FP&M.
Baseline Eye Exams
It is UW-Madison Policy that a baseline eye exam must be completed for any student or employee before use of open beam Class 3B and/or Class 4 Lasers/Laser Systems. University Health Services (UHS) at UW-Madison provides baseline eye examinations. UHS is located at 333 East Campus Mall.
To complete a laser baseline eye examination:
- Attend online Laser safety training at UW-EHS Training
- Email the Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) after completion of Laser Safety Training at email@example.com.
- UHS at 608-265-5610 to schedule for eye examination.
- UHS will send the copy of eye exam report, including specific test results to ORS.
- ORS will email the Laser Safety Certificate to user for successfully completing the training and eye exam.
Eye examinations are required for laser workers in the event of any accidental or suspected eye exposure to laser radiation.