Medium and high powered lasers are capable of causing fires and injury to eyes and skin and may also pose hazards from high voltage, high pressure, hazardous chemicals or radiation. The Laser Safety program applies to fixed Class 3b or 4 lasers or laser systems and each device must be registered with the COSE Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee. Standard laser pointers, used for teaching and presentations, do not need to be registered and are not covered by program requirements.
Laser Safety Officer
The Radiation Safety Program at SFSU applies to the use and storage of radioactive materials and radiation-producing machines, such as x-rays. The program is overseen by the University Radiation Safety Committee and a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
Radiation Safety Officer