Program (postconference edition, with links to slides)

The Workshop features presentations on topics not found in standard laser safety training, and solutions to real-world laser safety issues by experts in the field.

The program consists mainly of invited presentations by prominent experts. However, we are always interested in new ideas for an interesting talk or tutorial related to the safe use of lasers. To start the discussion, contact Workshop chair Ken Barat with a brief summary. (Link disabled, as the workshop is over.)

All plenary sessions were held in the Building 66 Auditorium at LBNL. Mini-Workshops and ancillary meetings were held in nearby rooms as announced.

Slides are available through the links shown below.

No formal Proceedings will be published.

July 27, 2010

Opening Session

Session 1: Let's Start

9:30-10:00 Martin, Terahertz Radiation: Emerging Sources, Techniques, and Applications
10:00-10:20 Matlis, Terahertz Radiation Diagnostic for Laser Plasma Accelerators
10:20-10:50 Lasers in Biotechnology
1:00-1:25 Woods, SLAC's 2009 Laser Accident: Causes, Lessons Learned, and Corrective Actions
1:25-1:50 O'Kane, NREL's LASER Safety Program 5 Years After Eye Injury Event
1:50-2:30 Decker, Laser Near Misses at Department of Energy Facilities
2:30-3:00 Ertle, Rockwell Laser Industries Laser Incident Database
3:00-3:15 A personnel laser injury story
3:15-3:30 Networking and refreshments
3:30-3:55 What Are Lasers Good For? (laser applications overview)
3:55-4:15 Reilly and Arthur, White Light Lasers: The Next Challenge to Laser and Safety
4:15-4:25 Plans for the Advanced Light Source tour
4:25-5:00 En-route period

5:00-7:00: Advanced Light Source tour and exhibitor displays

July 28, 2010

  1. 7:00-8:00: Session chairs meeting
  2. 8:00-8:15: Registration

Session 3: Safety and Standards

8:15-8:40 Safe Use of Optics in Teaching and Research Environments
8:40-9:20 Laser Audit Panel
9:20-9:30 Barat, ANSI Z136.8 Update
9:30-9:50 Gershon NFPA 70E: Past, Present, and Future
9:50-10:20 Changes to EN 207/208 (includes Sperian update on revised European laser eyewear standards)
10:20-10:40 Networking and refreshments

Session 4: News For You

10:40-11:00 O’Kane and Luke, Safe laser servicing by outside technicians
11:00-11:20 Lieb, Practical laser safety for industrial robots & high powered lasers

11:20-1:00: Lunch

Session 5: Laser Diversity I

1:00-1:30 Fisher, What you should know about optical tables
1:30-1:50 Geddes, Particle simulation of laser wakefield particle acceleration (coming soon)
1:50-2:15 Peavy, Laser systems in use in veterinary practice
2:15-2:35 Staley, Laser safety at the Idaho National Laboratory
2:35-2:50 Networking and refreshments

Session 6: Training

2:50-3:10 Emerging technologies in laser biomedical imaging
3:10-3:50 Janowitz, Human performance improvement & laser safety
3:50-4:10 Laser retraining panel
4:15-4:35 Neubecker, Reiteration of FAA policy regarding notification requirements
4:35-4:45 Announcement of dinner plans and speaker
4:45-5:30 En-route period

5:30-7:30: Dinner, followed by talk by R. Schoenlein, and Awards & Acknowledgements

We estimate that the dinner will be ~$30. Details, and a signup link, to be provided.

July 29, 2010

Session 7: Laser Diversity II

9:00-9:20 Fröhlich, Eyewear for short pulses
9:20-9:45 Marshall, Laser disposal (Part I)
9:45-10:15 Fröhlich, CE marking on eyewear
9:20-9:45 Owen, Laser disposal (Part II)
10:15-10:40 Winfree, Social media and laser safety
10:40-11:00 Corlett, Vision for a next generation light source facility
11:00-11:20 Mooney, How to select a power meter
11:30-11:45 Barat, Standard operating procedures

11:45-noon: Concluding remarks

1:30-5:00: DOE EFCOG Laser Safety Subgroup meeting