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The Laser Safety manual provides University employees with written health and safety policies and procedures for promoting a safe and healthy work environment. If any employee has questions regarding these policies, please contact Environment, Health and Safety at 919-962-5507 or via email.


  1. UNC-Chapel Hill Laser Safety Policy
  2. Roles and Responsibility
  3. Laser Classification
  4. General Laser Safety Requirements for Class 3b and 4 Lasers
  5. Warning Signs and Labels
  6. Protective Eyewear
  7. Laser Safety Training
  8. Special Requirements for Invisible Laser Beams
  9. Laser Acquisitions, Inventory and Disposal of Class 3b and 4 Lasers
  10. Laser Accidents and Incidents
  11. Template for Written Laser Safety Operating Procedures
  12. Appendices and Resources