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This set includes the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers and the ANSI Z136.2 Safe Use of Optical Fiber Communication Systems Utilizing Laser Diode and LED Sources, electronic versions only.
The parent document and cornerstone of the Z136 series of laser safety standards, the ANSI Z136.1 (2007) provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems by defining control measures for each of the four laser classes.
ANSI Z136.2 (2012) Safe Use of Optical Fiber Communication Systems Utilizing Laser Diode and LED Sources (Electronic Version)
This standard provides guidance for the safe use, maintenance, service, and installation of optical communications systems utilizing laser diodes or light emitting diodes operating at wavelengths between 0.6 mm and 1 mm. Optical communication systems include end-to-end optical fiber based links, fixed terrestrial point-to-point free-space links, or a combination of both.
The ANSI Z136.3 is recognized as the definitive document on laser safety in all health care environments. It provides guidance for the safe use of lasers for diagnostic, cosmetic, preventative and therapeutic applications in any location where bodily structure or function is altered or symptoms are relieved.
ANSI Z136.4 (2010) Recommended Practice for Laser Safety Measurements for Hazard Evaluation (Electronic Version)
This Recommended Practice provides guidance for optical measurements associated with laser safety requirements. The information contained in this document is intended to assist users who are entrusted with the responsibility of conducting laser hazard evaluations to ensure that appropriate control measures are implemented. It contains clearly written definitions, examples, and other practical information for manufacturers, laser safety officers, technicians, and other trained laser users.
The standard applies the requirements of the ANSI Z136.1 for Safe Use of Lasers to the unique environments associated with educational institutions. Such settings include teaching laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, science fairs, and science museums, which have incorporated lasers into their educational process. It is intended for staff and students using lasers for academic instruction in university, college, secondary, or primary educational facilities.
ANSI Z136.5 specifically provides las
This standard provides guidance for the safe use of lasers in an outdoor environment. It covers product performance of lasers used outdoors including those that have been granted a variance or exemption from the provisions of the Federal product performance standard (21 CFR 1040).
The objective of this standard is to provide reasonable and adequate guidance on the test methods, protocols and specifications for devices used to provide eye protection from lasers and laser systems. Testing procedures are provided in this document to ensure that eyewear...
The ANSI Z136.8 (2012) standard entitled Safe Use of Lasers in Research, Development, or Testing is one of the latest offerings in a range of vital resources for laser personnel. The Z136.8 standard arose from the increasing reliance on lasers in labs and other research-designated areas. It was developed to distinguish it from the parent ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers document by detailing different laser-use locations, as well as noting two additional hazard analysis areas — beam path and beam interaction. Highlights of this new standard include the use of alignment eyewear, use of non-certified lasers, export controls, use of warning signs, including sample audit forms for labs and program reviews and deletion of some CDRH-based control measures.