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Welcome to Z136.ORG

Z136.ORG is the administrative website of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC Z136) and related subcommittees. The ANSI Z136 Standards are the United States National Consensus Standards for laser safety. This site provides a means for organizing events, documents, and other information related to the establishment of the ANSI Z136 series standards. If you are visiting this site in hope of participating in the development of the Z136 Standards, please apply for subcommittee membership by clicking the link at the top of the page.

ASC Z136 Annual Meeting Details
Announcement The 2018 Annual Meeting of the ASC Z136 will be held on Sunday, the 4th of March, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk, located at 105 South St. Mary's Street, San Antonio. An agenda for the Annual Meeting will be distributed 30 days prior to the meeting, and will be posted on the ASC Z136 General Area of the Z136.ORG web site.

Ancillary meetings for several subcommittees will take place on the 3rd and 5th. Details regarding the ancillary meeting schedule and special hotel rates and amenities, and other notes are found below. As always, thanks for your hard work in supporting the ASC Z136! We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio this spring.


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Results of ASC Z136 Membership Ballot – OCT 2017
Accredited Standards Committee Balloting on changes to ASC Z136 membership as detailed below closed at 5:00pm EDT, Friday, October 27, 2017. All ballot requests were approved; the results have been posted in the ASC Z136 General area and are summarized are as follows:

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Results of Z136.3 CDV2 - Document Approved by Balloting Group
Accredited Standards Committee The default recirculation ballot to approve resolutions made to the Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care closed Thursday, July 20, 2017; the deadline for comments for the second public review of this same document closed August 21, 2017. There were no comments received from public review.

As you know, if a member of the balloting group does not plan to change his/her vote on a default recirculation ballot, it is not necessary to return the ballot. In this case, the vote will be counted as in the original ballot. This applies to both affirmative and negative votes.

Of the responses received − four of the original negative votes (seven) changed to affirmative votes, and one negative vote was received from a balloting group member that did not previously vote (this vote was from a primary representative, which replaced the vote of the alternate).

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Updated ASC Z136 Conventions Approved and Posted
Accredited Standards Committee The updated conventions for the ASC Z136 were approved by the Administrative Committee (ADCOM) on 15 AUG 2017. Updates reflect clarification on timelines for balloting on interpretations, and clarification of conventions for alternate representatives of organizations taking the place of the primary.

The document can be reached from the Main Menu of this web site (Z136.ORG account holders only), or directly by clicking HERE.

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Results of CDV1 Ballot for Z136.3 – Document Approved
Accredited Standards Committee The ballot to approve the CDV1 for the Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care closed Monday, March 13, 2017; the public review of this same document closed April 10, 2017.

Of 36 eligible votes, 32 responses were received (89%) within the published balloting period, which makes this a valid ballot in accordance with Z136 Procedures, Clause 7.9 (a), “Three quarters (75%) of the ballots shall be returned (including abstentions) from those in the Balloting Group in order for the ballot to be valid.”

Of the 32 responses received, 23 votes were affirmative or affirmative with comment (77%). Seven votes were negative with reasons, and the final two responses were abstentions, one due to time constraint and the other due to agency restrictions.

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· 11th Department of Energy Laser Safety Officer Workshop -- (0)

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· ASC Z136 Procedures Ballot – Dec 2015 Addition to Resolve PINS Process – APPROVE (0)

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