BLS Featured CLSO: Surendra Dua
1. Who are you?
2. What is your educational background?
3. Where do you work?
Florida International University
4. When did you start working with lasers?/How long have you worked with lasers?
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?
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.