University Resources, Operations and Policies

Laser Safety Protocol

Policy Statement                                                               

Adelphi University strongly believes that every care possible should be taken to prevent accidents and hazards to the safety of all its personnel that include the students, the faculty, and the staff. With this goal in mind, Adelphi University Safety Committee prepared this report for safe handling of lasers. It is mandatory that all the students, the faculty, and the staff follow the procedures detailed in this report while handling the lasers.

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Reason for Policy                                                                    

Lasers are important tools in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Engineering and a variety of industrial applications. If Laser Safety precautions are not implemented, lasers can cause burns, blindness and electrocution to operators, visitors and cleaning personnel. Individual operators of all lasers must be trained so that they fully understand the safety practices outlined in this manual.

Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

Faculty, Staff and Students


Sean Bentley

Michelle Glover-Brown

Document History                                                      

  • Last Reviewed Date: October, 2017
  • Last Revised Date: October, 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known

Who Approved This Policy

Adelphi University Safety Committee

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