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American National Standards Institute - Z136.5

Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions

The ANSI Z136.5 is not currently available for sale as we work towards a new revision of the document.

The Z136.5 includes a guide for the organization and implementation of laser safety and training programs (Appendix F), as well as providing graphics for entryway controls and laser installations, and laser laboratory layouts.

This standard addresses laser safety concerns in educational settings, including:

  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Lecture Halls
  • Science Fairs and Projects
  • Laser Pointers

Considerations include:

  • Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs)
  • Controls by grade level
  • Engineering controls
  • Administrative and protective controls
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