The Laser Safety Manual describes Your Company Name’s laser safety program and provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems. Your Company Name has adopted the elements of this program to assist researchers in conducting work with lasers as safely as possible while also meeting reasonable and legally defensible standards of precaution in the use of lasers. The program is intended to minimize record keeping, follow accepted good practices, and provide useful resource materials for laser users. Comments on the program and manual content are always welcome and may be addressed to either the Laser Safety Officer or the Laser Safety Committee. The information contained in this manual is based on the American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers, ANSI Z136.1-2000. Although the Z136.1 standard is frequently cited in this manual, for more thorough guidance the complete standard should be reviewed.