Laser Safety in Entertainment Applications

By James Stewart, CLSO High power lasers are routinely used in entertainment environments as a special lighting effect. Historically such lasers could only be used in situations where the budget, infrastructure, (namely power supply and cooling), and space permitted. In recent years, however, these barriers have disappeared with the proliferation of low-cost solid-state laser light […]

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Laser Safety Focus – The Value of Becoming a Certified Laser Safety Officer

As we prepare to celebrate National Safety Month in June, we want to highlight the importance of laser safety with a series of laser safety focused blogs starting this month. One of LIA’s missions includes fostering laser safety worldwide. We do so by offering online, classroom & in-house laser safety courses. To learn more, click […]

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Board of Laser Safety Announces Revised Certified Laser Safety Officer Exam to Begin in March 2017

All CLSO exam questions reviewed for clarity and ANSI Z136.1-2014 Safe Use of Lasers standard compliance For Immediate Release ORLANDO, FL – The Board of Laser Safety (BLS) announces today that its Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) exam is now revised to comply with the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard, 2014 edition. The […]

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ILSC 2017: The Source for Laser Safety Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 16, 2016 – Orlando, FL—The 2017 installment of LIA’s biennial International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) will take place March 20-23, in Atlanta, Georgia. Laser safety professionals from around the globe will gather to discuss all aspects of laser safety, from bioeffects research to control hazards to best practices for the Laser […]

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Achieving Success with a BLS Certification

By Betsy Marone The Board of Laser Safety (BLS®) – a nonprofit organization affiliated with Laser Institute of America (LIA) – was tasked with the development and sustainment of a program that establishes a nationally-recognized level of competence and expertise in the field of laser safety. The BLS first created the Certified Laser Safety Officer […]

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