Important Dates

  • Non-U.S. Citizen Visitor Information Sheet due to LLE: March 1, 2018
  • Early bird registration payment due to LLE: March 16, 2018
  • Laser Safety Officer exam registration and payment due to BLS: April 16, 2018
  • Hotel registration (to get conference rate): April 16, 2018 (or until all rooms taken)
  • Laser Safety Officer Certification Exam: May 7, 2018
  • Laser Safety Officer Workshop: May 8-10, 2018
  • DOE-EFCOG working group meetings: May 10, 2018

Workshop Description

The Department of Energy Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Workshop is for individuals with responsibility for, or interest in, Laser Safety in a research or academic setting. This 2.5-day workshop will include both invited and contributed talks on current laser applications, and associated laser safety issues and solutions. The final day of the workshop serves as the official meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy—Energy Facility Contractors Group (DOE−EFCOG) Laser Safety Task Group. The Board of Laser Safety is also offering its Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) examination prior to the workshop.

Certification Maintenance points for Workshop participation will be available. The request to approve points/credits for the 2018 DOE LSO Workshop will be made at the conclusion of the workshop. BLS has previously awarded 2.5 CM points, AAHP has awarded 20 CEC's, and ABIH has awarded 16 hours of CM credit.


Workshop Dates

  • Tuesday May 8–Thursday May 10, 2018
  • Daily start time: doors open ~8:00 am; sessions begin 8:30 am
  • Final workshop session concludes at noon, May 10th


Workshop Location

The workshop is being held in the University of Rochester Alumni Center
on its South Campus

Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center
300 East River Road
Seminar Room (Room 101)
Rochester, NY 14627-8993