Instructional Optics & Laser Lab, BE-148

Table of Contents and Quick Links

I. Introduction to Optics & Laser Lab

II. Optics & Laser Lab Access Guidelines

III. How to Request Access & Process for Getting Access

IV.  Checkoff List for Access

V.   Standard Operating Procedures

VI.  Links to Online Training & References

I. Introduction to Optics & Laser Lab

Typical courses that use the lab:  

EE130L Optics
EE145L Properties of Materials (for Optical Absorption & Reflection Experiments)

II. Optics & Laser Lab Access Guidelines

Unescorted access and use of this room require the following:

A.  Complete the UC Learning Center e-course "Laboratory Safety for Research Personnel"
B.  Complete the UC Learning Center e-course "Laser Safety Training"
C.  Orientation to the BE-148 Lab & Surroundings.
D.  Adding you to the LHAT roster and your completion of LHAT for the BE-148 Optics and Laser Lab
E.  Review and Signature to the Optics & Laser Lab Safety Manual.  BE-148 Laser Lab Safety Manual  (Rev 2 Dated 3/12/14)

III. How to Get Access and Process

Step 1:   email:   bels-request@soe.ucsc.edu
Subject:   BE-148 Optics & Laser Lab Access - <your name>
Body:   Please state why you need access and the faculty member you are working under.   If you have already completed all or some of the training listed above, please state this.  Note that work not part of a course may involve a lab access fee.  This fee can be paid by a Student Misc Fee (billed to student) or by recharge (billed to UCSC FOAPAL).

Step 2:  Safety Training

A.  Complete the UC Learning Center e-course "Laboratory Safety for Research Personnel" 
All personnel accessing the lab must be current in the UC required "Laboratory Safety for Research Personnel" training. Training is good for three years and then must be refreshed. The LHAT system will track your UC training courses. You can log in and check your current status at will.

B.  Complete the UC Learning Center e-course "Laser Safety Training"  
Please complete UCSC Laser Safety Training and take one of the laser safety quizzes.  Provide evidence of completion of the laser safety course to BELS via the request tracker ticket created. 

C.   Lab Orientation & Lab Safety Manual Review & Signature
Make an appointment with BELS staff engineers to assist in getting your orientation to the lab.   Please review and sign the laser lab safety manual signature page.  This should be placed in the lab's I2P2 binder.

D.  Certify the Hazard Assessment for the Fabrication Lab on the Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) 
All personnel accessing the Instructional Laser & Optics Lab must have certified the hazard assessment on LHAT for this space. The hazard assessment is reviewed and updated periodically and you will need to recertify the assessment when this update occurs in order to continue to have access to the space. Those who are on the LHAT roster at the time of an update to a hazard assessment will be contacted automatically about the update.

Step 3:  BELS staff will request via ADCKEYS system for you to have access to the BE-148 Instructional Optics and Laser Lab.

 IV.  Checkoff List for Access

1.  Optics & Laser Lab Orientation (note a)
2.  Complete the UC Learning Center e-course "Laboratory Safety for Research Personnel"
3.  Certify the Hazard Assessment for the Instructional Laser Lab on the Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) 
4.  LHAT PPE Certification
5.  Complete the UC Learning Center e-course "Laser Safety Training"
6.  Optics & Laser Lab Safety Manual Signature
7.  If using laser, read and sign appropriate SOP

V.  Standard Operating Procedures

HeNe Laser, Melles Griot, Class IIIb (17mW at 632.8nm)  (b)
Wide Spectrum Light Source (b)
Optics Table (b)

V.  Links to Online Training

UC Learning Center 

Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool

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