Laser Safety

Are you looking for immediate laser injury assistance?

Laser Injury Assistance

The Laser Safety group provides safety and compliance support and training for the use of lasers. EHS holds the registration certificates for university lasers and issues permits to users.

Contact Information

Have questions about laser safety, procedures, purchasing or related? Please call or email:

DeWayne Holcomb

  • Associate Director, Radiation and Laser Safety
  • (512) 471-2038
  • Email

John Snow

  • Assistant Laser and Radiation Safety Officer
  • (512) 471-2042
  • Email

Laser use is trending up and has doubled in the past decade.  All laser purchases and laser support equipment must be reviewed by EHS. Notify your department purchasing agent if you are purchasing a laser and they will flag it in the purchasing system for EHS to review and approve.


Graph of new laser use
Graph of new laser PI's