Radiation & Laser Safety

Researchers who wish to conduct experiments involving sources of radiation (radioactive isotopes, Mössbaur, irradiators) or lasers (class 3B and 4, laser microscopes) are required to complete training pertinent to these sources before starting experimental work. This page contains all the resources you will need to comply with Harvard’s laser and radiation safety requirements.

Harvard Resources

It is recommended that all Class 3B and 4 laser users complete a laser eye examination before a person begins work with a laser.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Radiation Protection page of the NRC website.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Laser Institute of America

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the international society for laser applications and safety. Its mission is to foster lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide. Serving the industrial, medical, research and government communities, LIA offers technical information and networking opportunities to laser users from around the globe.