This page outlines the Oregon State University laser safety program, and provides guidance to the OSU community on the safe user of lasers. 

OSU Laser Safety Manual

The Laser Safety Manual (pdf) provides rules and guidance for managing your laser safety program. 

Laser Registration

This form is used to collect information on laser systems used by OSU faculty, staff and students. The results will be used to compile an inventory and to help improve the laser safety program. Registration is required for Class 3B and 4 lasers.

OSU laser system data sheet.  Use this form to gather your laser data for registration.

Laser Registration (via Qualtrics)



This online class is required for Class 3B and 4 laser users and recommended for all laser users. To complete training, review the online tutorial and take the exam, then schedule machine-specific training with the laser administrator of the laser systems you will use. 

Laser Safety Training (login to SciShield)

Question?  Email the Laser Safety Officer

Laser Program Forms

OSU Laser Safety Checklist (self-audit program for lasers)

Laser specific training documentation form

Standard Operating Procedure template 

Safety Instruction for Laser Cutters

Helpful Links

Oregon OSHA Laser Fact Sheet

Oregon OSHA Laser Inspection Guidelines

Laser Institute of America

US OSHA Technical Manual on Laser Hazards (Section III Chapter 6)

Laser Glossary