Quick Start Guide
Chapter 16: Laser Safety

Program: Safe Use of Lasers
Revised 03/16
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html

Who needs to know about these requirements?

The requirements for the use of Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and laser systems apply to Berkeley Lab employees, affiliates, visitors, and subcontractors who:


Unsafe handling of lasers may result in:

What you need to do before performing work:

  1. Define work/protocols.
  2. Analyze hazards. Perform risk assessment.
  3. Develop controls for laser exposure hazard mitigation.

Where to find out more:

Whom to contact for help: