Learn how to obtain and manage a Laser Use Authorization (LUA) for class 3B and 4 lasers and laser systems.
Read Requirements for Class 3B and 4 Lasers for information you need to know about UCSD's Laser Safety Program.
Renew your LUA annually after initial approval. The EH&S Laser Safety Officer (LSO) will notify PIs when renewals are due.
Personnel who will use lasers must enroll in the Laser Safety Program and have appropriate training to safely operate equipment.
Class 3B and 4 lasers and laser systems must be registered with Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S). This includes all lasers owned by UCSD campus or operated by personnel on UCSD campus payroll.
Register all class 3B and 4 lasers within UCSD campus jurisdiction with EH&S prior to initial use.
Use the Laser Use Authorization Amendment form to amend your LUA when you:
PIs who will be on sabbatical or other leave should designate an Alternate Responsible User via LUA amendment to maintain an active LUA.