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Z136.ORG is the administrative website of the 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.

Z136.7 CDV1 Balloting Now Open
Accredited Standards Committee The Z136.7 CDV1 Ballot was sent out to the CBBG on 14 May 2019. The CBBG was established in February 2019. All members of this CBBG should now be in receipt of the CDV1, an electronic ballot, and the blank summary comment form. If you believe you are a member of this CBBG and you have not received these documents, please email This ballot closes on 11 June 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT.
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Results of CDV1 Ballot for Z136.5 – Document Approved
Accredited Standards Committee The ballot to approve the CDV1 for the Z136.5 Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions closed Wednesday, January 2, 2019; the public review comment deadline of this same document will close January 28, 2019.

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.”

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2019 Annual Meeting Information
Announcement The 2019 ASC Z136 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC) on Sunday, 17 March 2019 at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South (Kissimmee), Florida. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00am EST, and should conclude between 3:00pm-4:00pm.

A printer-friendly summary can be found HERE.

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Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot - July 2018
Accredited Standards Committee The results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot are now in – representative changes for AWS and USAPHC, individual membership to Penelope Galoff, additional organizational membership for Exponent and Wellstar Health, and removal of Emory Healthcare, FAA, FBI, and USAISR.

alloting on changes to ASC Z136 membership as detailed below closed at 5:00pm EDT, Friday, July 20, 2018. A summary can be found HERE. All ballot requests were approved; the results are as follows:

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Results of Default Recirculation Ballot to Affirm Changes to ASC Z136 Procedures
Accredited Standards Committee The default recirculation ballot to affirm the changes made to the ASC Z136 Procedures to resolve the audit findings of July 2017 closed February 7, 2018.

As specified in our Procedures, if a member of the balloting group does not plan to change his/her vote on a default recirculation ballot, it is not necessary to return the ballot. In this case, the vote will be counted as in the original ballot. This applies to both affirmative and negative votes.

Of the responses received, five members who did not originally cast a vote responded affirmatively, and the original negative vote changed to affirmative. Click READ MORE below for detailed result.

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Tuesday, January 23

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Wednesday, January 17

· ASC Z136 Annual Meeting Details (0)

Friday, November 03

·  Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot – OCT 2017 (0)

Monday, August 28

· Results of Z136.3 CDV2 - Document Approved by Balloting Group (0)

Wednesday, August 16

· Updated ASC Z136 Conventions Approved and Posted (0)

Friday, April 21

· Results of CDV1 Ballot for Z136.3 – Document Approved (0)

Tuesday, April 11

· 2017 Confirmations Ballot Results Posted (0)

Tuesday, January 24

· Annual Meeting Information and Ancillary Meeting Schedule (0)
·  Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot – January 2017 (0)

Tuesday, September 13

· 11th Department of Energy Laser Safety Officer Workshop -- (0)

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