VII. Laser Purchase Considerations

The UIHC Laser Safety Panel has put together the following guidance to consider during the process of acquiring a new laser or laser system:

  • Try to have vendor accept old lasers on trade to avoid disposal costs
  • Request enough safety glasses for all staff – Verify that they cover the appropriate wavelengths
  • Request laser specific warning signs
  • Request extended warranty at no additional cost
  • Request in-service training for staff
  • Request service manuals and service training at no additional cost
  • Ensure the procedure room is equipped for laser procedures