Volume 7 – Issue 2
In this issue:
Executive Director’s Message
Sometimes it pays to wear two hats, and this is one of those times I can pay it forward.
Coming Soon! The Laser Institute of America is set to unveil Laser U – a new and easy way for laser professionals to access the best presentations from LIA’s industry-leading conferences and workshops. Based on cutting-edge sessions from the Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) Workshop, ICALEO and ILSC, Laser U offers a convenient way to learn when travel is not an option.
As with LIA’s other online courses, the modules of Laser U will provide flexible access to the information you want. Users will be able to follow the text and audio of each speaker’s presentation at their own pace, over the course of several hours to several days, with the option to follow each slide in order or jump forward or backward as they wish. Any demonstrational videos used by the presenters will appear in the course, as well.
“Laser U gives you practical education that you can apply in your job,” says LIA Executive Director Peter Baker. “Each module is taught by an expert in the field and can be enjoyed at your home or office.”
While intended for the novice, even more important is the need to educate veteran employees vital to the continued adoption of laser technology in automotive, aerospace, medical, energy and defense applications. Baker stressed, “It has always been clear to me that the biggest barrier to the adoption of laser technology is education and training. We can help manufacturing in this country to adopt laser technology by trying to overcome the barriers for those people who are already in the workforce.”
With the exception of the tutorial offered on The Basics of Ultrafast Laser Machining*, which is a two-part presentation, each Laser U course is worth .25 certification maintenance (CM) points. Whether you choose to browse by topic (keyword), conference (ICALEO, LME, LAM, ILSC) or author, these courses offer a way to earn CM points in addition to learning something new in the industry.
*The Basics of Ultrafast Laser Machining tutorial is worth .5 CM points.
On Monday, March 18, the Board of Laser Safety held an Appreciation Reception for all certified laser safety officers (CLSOs and CMLSOs) in attendance at the 2013 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®).
A networking opportunity extraordinaire for BLS certified laser safety officers, LIA Executive Director Peter Baker made this an event to remember for those CLSOs and CMLSOs who contributed to the CLSOs’ Best Practices in Laser Safety or CMLSOs’ Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety by presenting each with a plaque thanking them for their work on the publications… (more)
My name is Surendra Dua. I am Ph.D. in Physics, a Certified Health Physicist (CHP), Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) and Licensed Medical Health Physicist (MHP). I have over 40 years of experience as a Health Physicist/Radiation Safety Officer of radiological labs/fuel processing plant/research reactors…
My name is Judith Biggus. I studied nursing and received my degree from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. I work at Cadence Health’s Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield, Illinois. As a nurse in the operating room, I cover a variety of specialities including General, ENT, Plastics, Opthalmology, Orthopaedics, and Pediatric sub-specialties…. (more)
ASC Z136 News
The reaccreditation of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, Safe Use of Lasers under its recently revised operating procedures was administratively approved effective May 10, 2013 by the ANSI Executive Standards Council. This action, the successful completion of the reaccreditation process, closed the ASC Z136 audit conducted in June 2012….
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Mohamad Tamim with the Z136.3 Standard at the Americain Lebanon… (more)
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