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Laser Safety

The Laser Safety Program at the University of Miami is designed to help all laser users to undertake their laser activities, medical use or research, in complying with all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations, standards and guidelines, while working in the safest environment possible. These regulations include The State of Florida regulations, Chapter 64E, 21 CFR§ 1040 and the ANSI Standards (ANSI 136.1 and 136.3).

Essential compliance requirements are the required Basic Laser Safety Training seminar, the baseline eye examination for all laser users and the periodic laser safety inspections for all lasers, laser devices and systems. For more information on these compliance issues, please contact Mr. Jairo Betancourt, Laser Safety Officer, at 305-243-3269 or by e-mail to