Laser Safety

The Laser Safety Plan applies to all departments, laboratories, and individuals using, possessing, or storing Class 3B or 4 lasers or laser systems. This includes lower class lasers and laser systems that produce an output power that qualifies as a Class 3B or 4 laser system (e.g. a focused Class 3R laser). The Laser Safety Plan also applies to Class 1 systems with embedded Class 3B or 4 lasers if they are to be used, aligned, serviced, or otherwise operated with interlocks defeated. The Laser Safety Plan applies to all laser use at the main SJSU campus, South Campus, Moss Landing Marine Lab, and any affiliated satellite facilities.

Detailed information can be found in the Laser Safety Plan   [pdf]

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Radiation Safety

SJSU is commited to the safe use of radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment (like X-Rays) for research and education purposes.  Contact or the Radiation Safety Officer if you have any questions about research involving radiation.