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ATTN: Research Laboratory & Safety Services
1717 E. Speedway Blvd., Ste. 1201
Tucson, AZ 85719

Research Laboratory & Safety Services
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Phoenix Biomedical Campus
475 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Tucson, AZ 85724

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Tucson, AZ 85719

Only qualified personnel are permitted to operate a regulated laser. The Approval Holder must determine the individual’s operational qualifications. Everyone who operates a laser must receive two categories of training: laboratory/system-specific training and Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) laser safety training.

Please see Radiation Safety Training for information on how to register, etc.

Laboratory Specific Training

The Approval Holder, or a trained radiation worker who is familiar with the laser/system, provides the laboratory specific training prior to the worker beginning use of that laser. This training is documented on the RLSS Form RC-088.

The training should consist of:

  • Description of the laser system
  • Review of operating procedures and emergency procedures
  • Review of the Standard Operating Procedure for use, set-up and alignment, if applicable
  • Selection and use of personal protective equipment, if required
  • Identification and proper use of engineering controls
  • Identification of administrative controls, including warning signs and lights
  • Identification of non-laser safety hazards associated with the laser system

For Laser Controlled Areas in which multiple lasers/wavelengths operate, advising the worker of other laser and non-beam hazards associated with other systems.

Research Laboratory & Safety Services Training

The Laser Radiation Protection Course (LRPC) is required for personnel working with regulated lasers (Class 3b and 4).

Personnel working with other regulated uses of nonionizing radiation, such as magnetic fields, microwave, radiofrequency, ultraviolet, and high-intensity visible radiation should contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services to determine what training is required for non-laser nonionizing radiation producing devices.