Laser Safety Focus: The Value of Becoming a Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer

As part of our continued celebration of National Safety Month, we are raising awareness on the value of becoming a Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CMLSO) with this next blog in the June Laser Safety series. Click here to read about becoming a Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO). Oftentimes the position of medical laser safety […]

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ILSC 2017: How Practical Applications Seminars & Scientific Sessions help MLSOs & LSOs Succeed

By Alanna Ritchie Laser safety professionals: It’s time to step outside of your routine. Learn from the foremost laser safety experts and discover resources that you can bring back to your organization at the 2017 edition of the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC). ILSC brings together many of the brightest minds and seasoned industry specialists […]

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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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10 Lessons in Safety: Notable Moments from Albuquerque

By Geoff Giordano Whether in the airway of a patient, the harsh environment of the Arctic or even in outer space, unique challenges continue to emerge in the battle against laser hazards. Every two years, the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) spotlights the latest efforts to combat routine and not-so-routine hazards. Amid long-standing discussions about […]

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ILSC 2015 showcases the importance of CLSOs, CMLSOs in protecting workers and patients

By Geoff Giordano ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This morning, the International Laser Safety Conference kicks off with the annual meeting of the ASC Z136, the committee that produces the ANSI Z136 laser safety standards. Later, this evening’s welcome reception will be a relaxed introduction to an intensive, informative week. It’s been two years since the first ILSC […]

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