Laser use at Georgia Tech is subject to the regulations of the Georgia Department of Community Health.  Georgia Tech operates its laser safety program according to the regulations, ANSI Z136 series of laser safety standards, and Laser Safety Policy Manual. 

The Office of Radiological Safety (ORS) provides services to assist with the safe use and regulatory compliance of Class 3B, Class 4, and embedded lasers and laser systems.  These services include:

  • Safety training for all users of Class 3B and Class 4 lasers
  • Registration of devices with the Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Emergency response
  • Laser hazard assessments
  • Specification of laser eye protection
  • Specification of laser barriers and other laser hazard control measures
  • Provide laser warning signs
  • Provide information about laser use