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9th Annual DOE Laser Safety Officer Workshop


The Annual Department of Energy Laser Safety Officer Workshop is for individuals with laser safety responsibility and interest in a research, industrial or academic setting who want to update and expand their laser safety knowledge. It features presentations on current laser applications and associated laser safety issues and solutions. Anyone interested in laser safety will not want to miss this unique workshop! The workshop also serves as the official annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Laser Safety Working Group (DOE - EFCOG).

The workshop is a 2.5-day meeting and will include boElectrical engineer Richard Mirinth invited and contributed talks. There will be a vendor exhibit and tours of NIST facilities on the afternoon of September 11th. A reception dinner will be held on the evening of September 11th for attendees at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Guests of attendees may attend the reception for an additional fee.

Certification Maintenance points will be available. The Board of Laser Safety will offer a Certified Laser Safety Officer/ Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CLSO/CMLSO) exam on Sept. 9, just prior to the Workshop.

Workshop Program and Abstract Submission:

Program details will be available soon. To contribute an abstract proposal for a contributed talk, please see Abstract Submissions.

Preliminary Program Schedule

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the event.  

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival may result in an inability to attend the conference in person. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.


Start Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
End Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Location: Boulder, CO
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop


Organizing Committee

Joshua Hadler (NIST) - Co-chair
Michael Woods (SLAC) - Co-Chair
Jamie King (LLNL)
Barbara O'Kane (NREL)
Steve Singal (DOE)


Online registration is now available. The registration fee is $150.

NIST Boulder Visitor Information

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente, 301-975-3883


Boulder Outlook Hotel
800 28th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80303

Technical Contact:

Technical Program Committee

Joshua Hadler, NIST
Michael Woods, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Jamie King, LLNL
Barbara O'Kane, NREL
R. DeWayne Holcolmb, University of Texas at Austin
Candace Soles, Coherent, Inc.