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Laser Safety Committee

Read the Charge to the Laser Safety Committee and see a list of members.

Responsibilities

The Laser Safety Committee (LSC) is advisory to the Chancellor through the Vice Chancellor – Resource Management and Planning on all matters relating to laser safety, for reviewing and approving all proposed uses of laser radiation, and for advice and guidance in carrying out the UCSD Laser Safety Program.

Read the complete committee charge. Ex-officio members are nonvoting unless otherwise indicated.

Ex officio Title
Le, Trung *Laser Safety Officer (voting)
Mac Pherson, Garry Director, Environment, Health & Safety
Singleton, Corey Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Environment, Health & Safety
Langford, Scott Alternate Radiation Safety Officer
 
Appointed Title
Bartsch, Dirk-Uwe (Vice Chair) SOM/ Medical Center faculty representative
Beg, Farhat Engineering faculty representative
Maple, Brian (Chair) Physics faculty representative
Mendoza, Alma Staff representative
Smith, Douglas Physics representative
Stramski, Dariusz SIO/ Physical & Biological Sciences faculty representative

Charge to the Committee

The LSC is advisory to the Chancellor through the Vice Chancellor – Resource Management and Planning on all matters relating to laser safety, for reviewing and approving all proposed uses of laser radiation, and for advice and guidance in carrying out the UCSD Laser Safety Program.

A quorum of this committee, consisting of at least 5 members, including the Laser Safety Officer* (LSO), is necessary to conduct business. For approval, any proposed laser use must have unanimous approval of all LSC members present, thus providing assurance to the Chancellor and to government officials that the proposed use and the experience of the personnel involved are such as to promise adherence to adequate standards of laser safety.

The Chair shall convene the committee as often as is necessary to consider all aspects pertinent to laser safety. A quorum shall consist of the Chairperson of the committee (or his/her designee), the LSO, a representative from each area of use from which specific issues will be discussed, and any other member whose field of expertise is necessary for the discussion is considered acceptable. Committee business may be conducted via e-mail ballot where members may vote to tentatively approve proposals. Final approval voting will be conducted at the next scheduled LSC meeting.

Standards outlined in the most current printing of the "American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers," published by the American National Standards Institute, Inc., will be utilized as a guide by the committee.