May 2007


Volume 1, Number 1

In This Issue


Welcome New CLSO's/CMLSO's

- Safety


- New

Laser Safety Forum

- CLSO/CMLSO Profiles

- Name the e-Newsletter


Update Presentation


ILSC 07 Photos

BLS Links


Upcoming Exam Dates

- Certification



Useful Links




- ANSI Z136

Board of Laser Safety

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Orlando, FL 32826

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Executive Director's Message

One of the BLS's main goals this year is to enhance

the benefits of being a CLSO or CMLSO. We will accomplish this goal by

adding a couple of new networking tools which include the new Laser Safety

Forum on our website, and by this, our very first e-newsletter. Our newsletter

will be electronic only and distributed via email on a quarterly basis. Each issue will have a feature article relating to safety, a profile of

a CLSO and a CMLSO, welcome to new certificants and other industry related

news. Of particular interest in this issue are the ANSI Z136.1 changes

and our contest to name this e-Newsletter! (The winner will receive a

$25 VISA gift card.) So, enjoy this first issue of the e-Newsletter and

please do not hesitate to contact me to let me know your thoughts and


Executive Director

Welcome new

CLSO's and CMLSO's


Jerry Bogert - Bechtel Nevada

Daniel DeHart - EggFusion, Inc.

Paul Dickinson - Northrop Grumman

Shimon Gabay - DGS Laser Safety

Mary Jo Handy - Purdue University

Jamie King - Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Joseph Zarrabi - General Atomics


Georgia Anderson - Northeast Medical Center Hospital

Pamela Dwyre - Providence Portland Medical Center

Jan French - Mountain State Health Alliance

Shawn Glesinger - Next Med

Christopher Helton - OHSU

Cheryl Horton - Johnson City Medical Center

Cindy Howell - MD Anderson Hospital

Misty Kimbler - Mountain State Health Alliance

Patricia Kyte - Johnson City Medical Center

Dee Perry - Sycamore Shoals Hospital

Mai Pham - BICH NGOC Medispa Institute

Wolfgang Woellmer - University Medical Center

Anne Yarwood - Providence Portland Medical Center

Goto the BLS

website to view complete listings of CLSO's

and CMLSO's.

Safety Training Kind of Like Pulling Teeth


face it; going to safety training is like listening to your mother when

you were a little kid. "Don't touch the burner, it's hot."

"You ate what? Now you can't go swimming for another hour."

"Don't cross your eyes, they will be like that the rest of your


New Laser Safety Forum

The BLS has created a Laser Safety Forum! As a

CLSO or CMLSO individuals will be looking for your advice on laser safety.

Please click on this link and sign-up! BLS will officially launch the

Laser Safety Forum in a couple of weeks to the membership of the LIA and

anybody else who wants to post a question regarding laser safety.


Profile of


Name the


BLS needs your help! We need to

come up with an official name for the e-Newsletter and want all of your

suggestions. Please email your suggestions to BLS by July 1st. We will

select the top 5 and let you cast your vote in the next issue. The winner

will receive a $25 VISA gift card! Click

here to enter.


Update Presentation

The parent document and cornerstone of the Z136 series of laser safety standards, the revised ANSI Z136.1 (2007) provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems by defining control measures of each of the four classes...


and CMLSO Photos from ILSC 2007


2007 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC® 2007) was over

a month ago, yet its reverberations still resound. The comprehensive

four-day conference, which was chaired by Dr. Benjamin Rockwell of AFRL/HEDO

and Dr. John Tyrer of Loughborough University,provided an excellent

opportunity for attendees to participate in technical sessions, seminars,

and workshops addressing the latest developments in regulatory, mandatory

and voluntary safety standards for laser products and for laser use...