Technological and manufacturing advances have made once cost restrictive and power hungry lasers into widely accessible consumer goods. Although readily available the intrinsic dangers of these items cannot be overlooked and pose substantial risk to BU and BUMC in terms of personal safety and facility damage. To diminish this risk and adhere to regulatory compulsion, BU and BUMC require all 3b and 4 laser systems to be registered with the LSO. Although explicitly required of 3b and 4 laser systems, registration of lower laser system class(es) may be required based on risks during maintenance or during the use of optical aids. Always consult with the LSO if maintenance or optical aids will be used.
- Please complete a Laser Permit Amendment updating “Inventory” to register your laser system(s) under an existing permit, or a New Laser Permit Application.