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Welcome to Z136.ORG

Z136.ORG is the administrative website of the American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee (ASC Z136) and related subcommittees. The ANSI Z136 Standards are the United States National Consensus Standards for laser safety. This site provides a means for organizing events, documents, and other information related to the establishment of the ANSI Z136 series standards. If you are visiting this site in hope of participating in the development of the Z136 Standards, please apply for subcommittee membership by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Results of CDV1 Ballot for Z136.3 – Document Approved
Accredited Standards Committee The ballot to approve the CDV1 for the Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care closed Monday, March 13, 2017; the public review of this same document closed April 10, 2017.

Of 36 eligible votes, 32 responses were received (89%) within the published balloting period, which makes this a valid ballot in accordance with Z136 Procedures, Clause 7.9 (a), “Three quarters (75%) of the ballots shall be returned (including abstentions) from those in the Balloting Group in order for the ballot to be valid.”

Of the 32 responses received, 23 votes were affirmative or affirmative with comment (77%). Seven votes were negative with reasons, and the final two responses were abstentions, one due to time constraint and the other due to agency restrictions.

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2017 Confirmations Ballot Results Posted
Accredited Standards Committee The details of the officers and chairs confirmation and membership ballot conducted prior to the annual ASC Z136 meeting in March 2017 have been posted in the ASC Z136-General area of the web site. A summary of the balloting was included at the annual meeting; the breakdown of each balloted item is included. The document can be found here. Congratulations to all new members and officers!
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Annual Meeting Information and Ancillary Meeting Schedule
Announcement (UPDATED 27 FEB 2017) The annual meeting of ASC Z136 will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, the day before the start of ILSC at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00am EST; the meeting agenda will be available in early February. Following the meeting, ASC Z136 members are invited to join in the pre-conference festivities at the ILSC Welcome Reception. Click HERE to download the announcement and schedule.
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Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot – January 2017
Accredited Standards Committee Balloting on the approval of membership applications to ASC Z136 as detailed below closed at 5:00pm EST, Friday, January 13, 2017. The ballot included representative changes for ASSE (alternate), Buffalo Filter, and NASA. All ballots have been approved; the results are as follows:
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11th Department of Energy Laser Safety Officer Workshop --
Announcement The Department of Energy LSO Workshop is for individuals with laser safety responsibility and interest in a research or academic setting who want to update and expand their 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 one-of-a-kind workshop! The workshop will be held at Fermilab from September 26th - 28th. The workshop also serves as the official annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Laser Safety Task Group (DOE - EFCOG).
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Past Articles
Thursday, August 11

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Sunday, July 24

· Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot (July 2016) (0)

Thursday, February 04

· Upcoming ASC Z136 Meetings (0)

Monday, January 18

· ASC Z136 Procedures Ballot – Dec 2015 Addition to Resolve PINS Process – APPROVE (0)

Saturday, December 05

· Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot - November 2015 (0)

Tuesday, September 01

· ASC Z136 Procedures Ballot – 2015 Revision – APPROVED (0)

Friday, July 17

· SSC-1 and SSC-4 Meeting Announcement (0)

Tuesday, January 20

· (UPDATED) ASC Z136 Annual Meeting in Conjunction with ILSC (2015) (0)

Friday, January 16

· Results of Default Recirculation Ballot for the Z136.6 (CDV2) (0)

Tuesday, March 25

·  Results of CDV1 Ballot for Z136.6 – Document Approved (0)

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