CLSO Surendra Dua

BLS Featured CLSO: Surendra Dua

1. Who are you?

Surendra Dua


2. What is your educational background? 

Ph.D. Physics


3. Where do you work?

Florida International University


4. When did you start working with lasers?/How long have you worked with lasers? 

Since 2002.


5. How did you become the LSO? 

Completed Laser Safety training from LIA and CLSO certification.


6. Do you like being the LSO?/Challenges of “today’s” LSO? 

It is an interesting challenge to be an LSO.


7. How has becoming certified helped/benefited you in your career? 

Better recognition


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. I am working as a Radiation Safety Officer, Laser Safety Officer, Nanotechnology Safety Officer and Controlled Substances Safety Officer at Florida International University. In the year 2002, I was assigned duties of Laser Safety Officer of the University. In December 2002, I completed LIA’s Laser Safety Officer Training Course and in March 2003 Certification (CLSO) in Laser Safety. We have nearly 125 Class 3B and Class 4 laser devices registered with Florida Department of Health. The certification helped me in: understanding and applying laser hazard evaluation as a part of laser safety; contributing to the “CLSOs’ Best Practices in Laser Safety”; better recognition.  

Due to health concerns, the spring CLSO/CMLSO exam is being cancelled and the 2020 DOE workshop has been postponed. The fall exam will be held be held prior to the 2020 DOE workshop on August 17th, 2020. Our office team is working remotely and ready to assist you during our regular business hours!

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