Environmental Health & Safety

Laser Safety

UC Risk & Safety Software Applications

Laser safety is safe design, use and implementation of lasers to minimise the risk of laser accidents, especially those involving eye injuries. Since even relatively small amounts of laser light can lead to permanent eye injuries, the sale and usage of lasers is typically subject to government regulations. The Radiation Safety Committee has been assigned to approve  the  use of Class 3B and 4 lasers.  




Laser Safety

For more information
Refer to the Training
Schedule of Classes
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template
Laser Machine Registration Application
Laser warning sign templates
Laser Safety Manual

What You Need to Do to Operate a Class 3B or Class 4 Laser:

  1. Review the Laser Safety Manual
  2. Complete the Laser Machine registration application and send it to the RSO
  3. Complete Laser Safety training. In addition, On-The-Job training must provided (and documented) by your Principal Investigator (PI) / Supervisor.

Signs and Labels

Download laser hazard warning signs and labels that you can modify for your specific application. These are created in PowerPoint

Eye Protection

NOTE: Contact the Laser Safety Officer before buying eyewear

Vendors for Laser Curtains, Enclosures,  Eyewear and Laser Supplies


An Example of a Laser Setup

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Laser Safety

More information on Lasers

LED Safety in Toys

Wavelengths, colors, and sizes

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