ANSI Z136 Standards

Guidelines for Implementing a Safe Laser Program

With the increased use of lasers in the workplace, more and more employees are being assigned the responsibility of leading the laser safety effort at their organizations. As you know, it is in the best interest of the employees and the organization to follow the standards set forth in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z136 series of laser safety standards. LIA offers the most comprehensive selection of ANSI Laser Safety Standards—providing guidelines for implementing a safe laser program in industrial, medical, military and educational applications of lasers.


OSHA Alliance

LIA is committed to keeping the workplace safe from hazards associated with lasers. On August 9, 2005 LIA formed an Alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help achieve these goals.

OSHA and LIA recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. The Alliance will provide LIA's members and others, including small businesses with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to laser beam and non-beam hazards in industrial and medical workplaces. In addition, the organizations will focus on sharing information on laser regulations and standards, bioeffects lasers have on the eyes and skin, laser control measures and laser safety program administration. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and LIA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

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ANSI Z136 Series

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