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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.

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.
Posted by rthomas on Thursday, February 04, 2016 @ 07:08:28 MST (241 reads)
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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.
Posted by rthomas on Monday, January 18, 2016 @ 17:05:39 MST (712 reads)
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Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot - November 2015
Accredited Standards Committee Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot are in for changes for AIHA (Stephen Hemperly), LBNL (Robert Fairchild II), and new members ICSP (Penny Smalley) and NoIR (David Bothner). Balloting on the approval of membership applications to ASC Z136 as detailed below closed at 5:00pm EST, Monday, November 30, 2015. All ballots have been approved; the results are as follows:
Posted by rthomas on Saturday, December 05, 2015 @ 08:39:42 MST (525 reads)
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ASC Z136 Procedures Ballot 2015 Revision APPROVED
Accredited Standards Committee The ballot to approve the changes to ASC Z136 Procedures, including the addition of an antitrust policy, closed Tuesday, August 25, 2015. 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.

Of 73 eligible votes, 46 votes were received (63%) making this a valid ballot. The vote was unanimous, with all returned either approve or approve with comments.

Posted by rthomas on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 @ 08:51:48 MDT (1471 reads)
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SSC-1 and SSC-4 Meeting Announcement
Announcement There will be a meeting of the SSC-1 and SSC-4 the week of 14 September 2015. Travel days will be Monday 14 September and Friday 18 September, meeting days will be Tuesday 15 September thru Thursday 17 September. The meeting will be held in San Antonio, TX. The venue is at the Engility (formerly TASC) facilities where the 2014 annual meeting was held (4241 Woodcock Dr., Suite B‐100, San Antonio, TX 78228). These will be working meetings for there have been reports that some committee members are having trouble finding time to complete their taskings other than in a dedicated meeting environment. This invitation will be extended to TSC-1 and SSC-7 as well. Further details, directions and agendas will follow. Please contact the respective subcommittee chairs for more details.
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Past Articles
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)


Wednesday, May 15

 ASC Z136 Procedures Updated and Approved (0)


Friday, April 12

 Now Available -- Z136.2 Safe Use of Optical Fiber Communication Systems ... (0)


Thursday, April 11

 Opportunity for Technical Committee Members to NFPA (0)


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