• ANSI Z136.1 (2022) - Safe Use of Lasers (Hardcopy Version)

    The ANSI Z136.1 for Safe Use of Lasers is the parent document and cornerstone of the Z136 series of laser safety standards. The newly updated Z136.1 (2022) is the foundation of laser safety programs for industrial, military, medical, and educational applications nationwide.


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  • ANSI Z136.3 (2018) - Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care (Hardcopy Version)

    The ANSI Z136.3 (2018) - Hardcopy Version is the print copy version of the standard that is nationally recognized as the definitive document on laser safety in all health care environments, providing guidance for the safe use of lasers for diagnostic, cosmetic, preventative and therapeutic applications where bodily structure or function is altered or symptoms are relieved. This standard is applicable to any location where a health care laser system (HCLS) is used as a medical device, including hospital facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, individual medical, dental and veterinarian offices, and non-medical locations, such as salons and spas. It is intended for use by all personnel associated with the installation, operation, calibration, maintenance and service of the HCLS, as well as anyone who might be exposed to laser energy during a health care application procedure. Undeniably a must-have for all medical laser safety officers (MLSOs)! 


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  • ANSI Z136.4 (2021) - Recommended Practice for Laser Safety Measurements for Classification and Hazard Evaluation (Hardcopy 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.


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  • ANSI Z136.5 (2020) - Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions (Hardcopy Version)

    Z136.5-2020 hardcopy version is a single-user soft cover edition that provides reasonable and adequate guidance for the safe use of lasers in educational environments by evaluating and minimizing hazards associated with laser radiation.

    Environments characteristic of educational institutions, wherein lasers may be found, include teaching laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, science fairs, museums, and student projects on-and-off campus. This standard is intended for faculty and students using lasers at primary, secondary, and college levels of education, excluding graduate level research laboratories that are more comprehensively addressed by ANSI Z136.8 (latest revision) and Z136.1 (latest revision). The wavelength range of interest includes the ultraviolet (UV), visible, and infrared (IR) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum; specifically, the wavelength range from 180 nanometer (nm) to 1 millimeter (mm).


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  • ANSI Z136.6 (2015) - Safe Use of Lasers Outdoors (Hardcopy Version)

    ISBN# 978-1-940168-0-67

    The ANSI Z136.6 - Hardcopy Version is a necessary tool for anyone operating lasers outdoors. This newly revised document provides guidance for the safe use of potentially hazardous lasers and laser systems (180 nm to 1 mm), in an outdoor environment, where the establishment of open beam paths is necessitated. When used in conjunction with the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers, the Z136.6 ensures that your outdoor laser applications are in conformity with the latest safety guidelines.


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  • ANSI Z136.7 (2020) - Testing and Labeling of Laser Protective Equipment (Hardcopy Version)

    Z136.7-2020 Hardcopy version is a single-user softbound version that provides reasonable and adequate guidance for consumers and manufacturers of laser protective equipment.

    This standard is intended for anyone selecting or testing laser protective materials. The ANSI Z136.7-2020 standard provides recommendations for testing and labeling laser protective materials and protective equipment such as eye protection, barriers, and windows designed for use with lasers and laser systems that operate at wavelengths between 180 nm and 106 nm. All appendices are informative.


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  • ANSI Z136.8 (2021) - Safe Use of Lasers in Research, Development, or Testing (Hardcopy Version)

    The ANSI Z136.8 (2021) - Hardcopy Version is of 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.


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  • Historical: ANSI Z136.9 - Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments (Hardcopy Version)

    ISBN# 978-0-912035-99-4

    The ANSI Z136.9 - Hardcopy Version provides reasonable and adequate guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems that operate at wavelengths between 180 nm and 1 mm. This standard reached its 10-year expiration on August 6, 2023. This standard is considered historical and is not a current American National Standard. The information in this standard may still be referenced as an LIA standard, but it no longer carries the American National Standard designation. A revision of this standard is in process and will be proposed to ANSI for approval when it has completed its consensus process.


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