Laser Safety

It is essential that faculty, staff and students have enough information available to aid them in the safe conduct of their daily work activities relating to lasers and laser-producing devices. In view of this, the objective of The University of North Texas Health Science Center Laser Safety program is to assist all levels of management in fulfilling the university commitment to ensure safe working environment from laser hazards.  Also, the Laser Safety Manual will assist both personnel and management in complying with the objectives of the Texas Department of State Health Services, Radiation Control regulations (25 TAC §289.301) and the UNTHSC Health and Safety Policies.


Laser Producing Device (LPD) Permit

The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) is required by state law and university policy to register each laser producing device. This includes laser machines that are licensed through this department under separate rules. The primary user is designated as the Permittee and is the person who will be responsible for the safe use of the laser producing device (LPD). The Permittee’s responsibilities include: responding to official inquires regarding the LPD(s) (such as routine inventories), developing/implementing operating and safety procedures required by state regulations, user training, and notifying the EHS of new acquisitions. EHS requires advanced notification of intentions to dispose of or transfer the LPD.

LPD Permit

Useful information – Texas State Health Department

Laws and Rules – Laser and Laser Device Services Registration