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Laser Safety

Overview

The MIT Laser Safety Program is established to provide staff, researchers, students and visitors with a safe laser use environment.

“MA state laws and Institute policy[1] require registration of all Class 3B and Class 4 lasers. We’re here to help.”

A Radiation Protection (RP) Officer works with a contact in the lab, such as the EHS Rep, to help researchers comply with required training, registrations, safety procedures and hazard assessments. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns.

Emergency Response/Notifications

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

  1. Shut off the laser immediately and remove the interlock key.
  2. If possible, alert everyone to exit the lab.
  3. In case of exposure or suspected exposure to laser radiation, proceed immediately to MIT Medical.
  4. In the event of fire or health threatening injuries, call 100 or 617-253-1212.
  5. Promptly following any incident, ensure the PI and/or laser supervisor is informed.
  6. Contact the EHS- Radiation Protection Program Office (617-452-3477; x100 from campus phone or 617-253-1212 from cell phone) to report the incident.

Useful links & websites

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Overview

The MIT Laser Safety Program is established to provide staff, researchers, students and visitors with a safe laser use environment.

“MA state laws and Institute policy[1] require registration of all Class 3B and Class 4 lasers. We’re here to help.”

A Radiation Protection (RP) Officer works with a contact in the lab, such as the EHS Rep, to help researchers comply with required training, registrations, safety procedures and hazard assessments. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns.

Emergency Response/Notifications

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

  1. Shut off the laser immediately and remove the interlock key.
  2. If possible, alert everyone to exit the lab.
  3. In case of exposure or suspected exposure to laser radiation, proceed immediately to MIT Medical.
  4. In the event of fire or health threatening injuries, call 100 or 617-253-1212.
  5. Promptly following any incident, ensure the PI and/or laser supervisor is informed.
  6. Contact the EHS- Radiation Protection Program Office (617-452-3477; x100 from campus phone or 617-253-1212 from cell phone) to report the incident.

Useful links & websites

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