Volume 6 – Issue 4
In this issue
My Traveling ANSI!
Randy Paura with the Z136.1… all you need with you on vacation and playing against Capablanca.
From time to time the BLS learns of job opportunities that our CLSOs and/or CMLSOs might find of interest. In addition to email blasts or the occasional tweet, if we receive a specific request/job opening that coincides with the release of a BLS News & Review issue, we will include the opportunity in the issue.
|Executive Director’s Message
As 2012 comes to an end, I would like to take this time to thank you for your support and loyalty to the Board of Laser Safety. This fall the BLS celebrated its 10th year as the provider of laser safety officer certification; we proudly congratulate the following laser safety officers who have achieved the distinction of holding the title of CLSO consecutively since 2002:
The BLS has grown to 431 CLSOs and CMLSOs, through a down economy we have endured. The value of certification is becoming prevalent, employers are not only recognizing our certification, but also requesting that candidates be eligible to sit for the exam (see Job Opportunities).
An important part of becoming certified is staying certified. The BLS requires continuing education activities to maintain one’s certification, acknowledging the need to stay aware of new technology and other advances in the field. A CLSO or CMLSO must undergo recertification every three years, at which time it is necessary to demonstrate completion of sufficient professional development activities to ensure continued competency.
The certification maintenance (CM) cycle begins on January 1 of the year following the year in which the individual passed the exam. The cycle ends on December 31 of the third year. A minimum of ten CM points must be obtained over the course of each 3-year cycle. It is vital to plan ahead; in which activities will you participate to earn your points?
For a thorough review of certification maintenance including CM categories in detail, please go to http://www.lasersafety.org/certification-maintenance. To download a CM manual or worksheet, please go to http://www.lasersafety.org/forms/certification. If you have any questions regarding activities for certification maintenance, please contact the BLS at 407.380.1553 or email us at BLS@lasersafety.org.
Hello, I am Loura Petsche, RN, BSN, CNOR, CMLSO, OR Manager of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska and I obtained my diploma in Nursing in 1983 and my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2012. I have worked at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (Omaha, NE) since 1985 and was appointed leader of the laser safety program in 2000. (more.)
I am Jeffrey Pfoutz, I received my Bachelor of Science in 1983 from Jacksonville University and Masters of Science in Applied Physics from John Hopkins University in 2002.
ASC Z136 News
Welcome New CLSOs!
Welcome New CMLSOs!
If your company/organization is planning an event and would like to be listed above, as well as apply for BLS Certification Maintenance points, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
ILSC ® 2013 Update
Although the Advance Program is still about a month away, I can report that Dr. Daniel Hammer, Deputy Director of the Division of Physics (DP) in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), CDRH/FDA will be one of the speakers in the Opening Plenary Session. (more.)
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