Laser Safety Program

Cal Poly’s Laser Safety Program identifies the requirements for preventing injuries from the use and handling of lasers, including beam and non-beam hazards.

The Laser Safety Program is applicable to all employees – faculty, staff, student assistants, and identified volunteers that work with lasers and may be exposed to their hazards.

All lasers and laser-controlled areas must be evaluated and operated in compliance with the Campus Laser Safety Program. This includes lasers used in labs, classrooms, field locations, and optical fiber communication systems.

Laser Safety Resources and Guidance Documents:

If you have questions regarding laser safety, please call Christina Juarez at 805-756-6674 or email at