ANSI Z136.6

Safe Use of Lasers Outdoors

This standard provides guidance for the safe use of lasers in an outdoor environment, e.g., construction, displays/laser lightshows, scientific/astronomical research, and military (DoE/DoD).

Additional considerations include:

  • Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance (NOHD)
  • Nominal Hazard Zone (NHZ)
  • Specular Reflection
  • Eye Protection, including optically-aided viewing
  • Inclement Weather
  • Visual Interference Hazards and Zones

The Z136.6 contains numerous sample forms, e.g., suspected exposure questionnaire, letters to clearinghouse programs, and laser configurations.