Revision of the Z136.3 was driven by the movement of the widespread use of medical lasers – from hospital operating rooms to the office and/or clinic environment.  In an effort to acknowledge the diversity of laser therapy applications and practice setting locations, the title of the standard has been changed to “Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care.”

The revised Z136.3 is recognized as the definitive document on laser safety in all health care environments. Whether the laser is used in a hospital, clinic or alternative health care setting, the newly revised document is a must read for every LSO and facility providing laser based therapy.

Key changes to the 2011 revision include:

  • New Wavelengths Addressed that didn’t Exist in Previous Version
  • Clarification of Audit Requirements and Procedures
  • New Management Model for Diverse Use Facilities
  • Clarification of Safety Concepts and Personnel Responsibilities
  • Lasers for Home Use
  • The LSO’s role in Rental Services
  • Updated Sample Forms and Documentation Records

Due for release by the end of the year, orders are now being accepted by LIA, the secretariat of the Z136 series of laser safety standards. Purchase the current version of the Z136.3 now and upon release the revised version will be shipped to you at no extra cost.

Take advantage of the rollback prices and reserve your copy today. Pre-publications prices are $130 for LIA members and $150 for non-members. To order your copy, visit www.lia.org/ANSI or call LIA at 1.800.34.LASER.

 

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the professional society dedicated to fostering lasers, laser applications and laser safety worldwide. LIA can be reached at:
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Phone: 407.380.1553 • Fax: 407.380.5588  • http://www.lia.org/store/ANSI