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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.

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).
Posted by rthomas on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 07:31:21 MDT (174 reads)
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Meeting Announcement
Announcement Meeting space has been reserved in San Antonio, TX at the Engility (formerly TASC) facilities where the 2014 annual meeting and the 2015 SSC-1, SSC-4 meetings were held (4241 Woodcock Dr., Suite B‐100, San Antonio, TX 78228).

To date SSC-1, SSC-4 and SSC-7 are planning to meet during the period of 15-17 November 2016. The facility will be available during this same period for other SSCs and TSCs to meet if they so desire. Request that any SSC and TSC Chairs, (other than those listed above) please contact Mr. Jeff Pfoutz (ASC Z136 Secretary) and let him know if you would like to participate in order to work the logistics and ensure enough space if there are a number of positive responses.

Please confirm to Jeff Pfoutz if your Sub-Committee wishes to meet at this venue during this time frame by 16 September 2016. Further details, directions and agendas will follow.

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Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot (July 2016)
Accredited Standards Committee Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot – representative changes for NASA, LLNL, ASSE; approval of new members Jennifer Hunter and Photon Mfg; removal of AAD, American College of OB/GYN, Stuart Nelson, Nikolay Stoev, and Lightwave Int’l; and emeritus membership to Tim Hitchcock

Balloting on the approval of membership applications to ASC Z136 as detailed below closed at 5:00pm EDT, Monday, July 11, 2016. All ballots have been approved; the results are as follows:

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Upcoming ASC Z136 Meetings
Announcement We will be holding several ASC Z136 meetings during 9-11 March 2016 at the NIST facilities, Gaithersburg, MD. These include the annual meeting of our main committee, as well as several subcommittees. Members of the main committee should have received a separate notice of the meeting. A complete list of ancillary meetings follows.
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ASC Z136 Procedures Ballot – Dec 2015 Addition to Resolve PINS Process – APPROVE
Accredited Standards Committee The ballot to approve the changes to ASC Z136 Procedures to address the PINS documentation process, which was not in compliance with ANSI Essential Requirements closed last night, 11 January 2016. This action required the return of at least a majority of the Committee and approval by at least two-thirds of those voting, excluding abstentions.
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Past Articles
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)

Tuesday, March 11

· Results of ASC Z136 Pre-confirmations Ballot, held February 2014 (1)

Friday, September 06

· Results of Summer 2013 ASC Z136 Membership Ballot (0)

Monday, July 22

· Document Approved - Results of Z136.1 CDV2 Ballot (0)

Wednesday, May 29

· Standard for Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments Approved (0)

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