Research & Medical Lasers
Special Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and Purchasing authorizations are required in order to buy research or medical lasers. Follow the process below. For more information on regulations related to purchasing goods and services, see UCLA Policy 740. Also see the Laser Safety Manual for further information.
|1. Pre-purchase review and authorization.|
Email the specifications to EH&S, and request that the radiation safety officer provide the reviews and approval authorizations. Contact Campus Purchasing to find out who will be the responsible buyer for the order, and copy the campus buyer on all emails for orders that require a purchase order.
The radiation safety officer will confirm the approval authorizations after the reviews have been conducted. An email confirming approval must be sent to the buyer in Campus Purchasing.
Note: Your eyes will be dilated during the exam, so you will be unable to drive a car for four to six hours after the exam. Sunglasses may be useful to control glare.
Fabricated Lasers & Those Obtained Outside of UCLA
|2. Order the laser.|
Once you have the required authorizations, you may order lasers in the following ways:
You can obtain a list of recommended vendors from the following sources:
Request any required installation or training on the purchase order.
|3. Receive the laser.|
Lasers and radioactive products must be delivered to the following address. The label should be in the following format, and the authorized user listed in the address must have an authorized LA#.
UCLA Medical Receiving – Radiation Safety
Authorized User ______________________ LA#_________________
|4. Post-purchase support and training.|
Refer to the UCLA Laser Safety Manual, the Radiation Safety Manual, and the Radiation Safety User Guide for complete procedures. You can request additional training through EH&S or the vendor. Radiation Safety provides a quiz that can help identify your training requirements.