Laser Free Day - November 9, 2022

The following information was shared with Laser Use Principal Investigators (PIs) on November 4, 2022 by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

December 7, 2022

Laser Free Day Information

Two laser safety presentations were held on Wednesday, November 9; 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Both presentations were identical and were held in-person at 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building and virtually via Zoom. Laser Use Principal Investigators (PIs) were encouraged to attend the session that worked best with their schedules.

Online option

Those unable to attend in-person were encouraged to attend the virtual Zoom session. Those who were unable to attend in-person or virtually are encouraged to watch the following Laser Free Day Presentation recording.


Patrick Goff - Executive Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Why we are here and the importance for PIs to demonstrate leadership around safety
Kathy Yelick - Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley

New Laser Safety guidelines and expectations for Pause
Austin Roorda - ChairNon-ionizing Radiations Safety Committee & Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, UC Berkeley

Details about the incidents, lessons learned
Eddie Ciprazo - Laser Safety Officer, Environment, Health & Safety, UC Berkeley

Faculty engagement in safety
Craig Merlic - Executive Director, UC Center for Lab Safety & Professor of Chemistry, UCLA