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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.

Z136.8 CDV2 CBBG Notification
Accredited Standards Committee This is a notice to the CBBG that was established for the July 2019 Z136.8 CDV1. The recirculation (default) ballot for Z136.8 CDV2 will be initiated this month and will be a four-week ballot (a recirculation need only be two-weeks, but with the holidays coming up the additional time is merited). Please plan accordingly.

The CDV2 and combined comment resolutions will be posted to Z136.org for CBBG members prior to the ballot opening. Note that ballots and comments will not be accepted until the balloting period has opened.

The ballot is NOT yet open; another notification will be posted to Z136.org when the ballot becomes available. Further instructions will be sent via email in the coming days. For additional information about default ballots, please review section 7.5 of the Z136 Procedures.

Posted by caldero on Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 15:14:33 MST (19 reads)
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Results of Default Ballot for the Z136.7 (CDV2) Document Approved
Accredited Standards Committee The default recirculation ballot to approve resolutions made to the Z136.7 Testing and Labeling of Laser Protective Equipment closed Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time; the deadline for comments for the second public review of this same document closed November 18, 2019. 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 −

All of the original negative votes (three) changed to affirmative votes, and

one balloting group members that did not previously vote cast an affirmative ballot in CDV2. Below is a comparison of the original results and the recirculation results. As a note, the original ballot results I shared earlier this year reported that 83% of the ballots were affirmative, but in that calculation I had not removed the abstentions from the denominator; the percentage of affirmative votes was actually 89%. The correct results are reported below:

Original results

Ballots returned: 29 of 32 = 91%

Abstain: 2

Affirmative: 24 of 27 (returned less abstentions) = 89%

Negative: 3

CDV2 results

Ballots returned: 30 of 32 = 94%

Abstain: 2

Affirmative: 28 of 28 (returned less abstention) = 100%

Negative: 0

A copy of the summary of ballot results will be posted on the ASC Z136 - General Page (scroll down to the Committee Documents section)

Posted by caldero on Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 14:48:55 MST (25 reads)
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Results of Default Ballot for the Z136.5 (CDV2) Document Approved
Accredited Standards Committee

The default recirculation ballot to approve resolutions made to the Z136.5 Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions closed Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time; the deadline for comments for the second public review of this same document closed November 18, 2019. 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 (eight) changed to affirmative votes and

two balloting group members that did not previously vote cast ballots in CDV2 (one abstention, one affirmative).

Original results

Ballots returned: 32 of 36 = 89%

Abstain: 2

Affirmative: 22 of 30 (returned less abstentions) = 73%

Negative: 8

CDV2 results

Ballots returned: 34 of 36 = 94%

Abstain: 3

Affirmative: 27 of 31 (returned less abstention) = 87%

Negative: 4

A copy of the summary of ballot results will be posted on the ASC Z136 - General Page (scroll down to the Committee Documents section)
Posted by caldero on Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 10:58:45 MST (35 reads)
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Z136.7 CDV2 - Recirculation (Default) Ballot Opens Soon
The recirculation (default) ballot for Z136.7 CDV2 opens Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 9:00 am EST via e-Ballot to the Z136.7 Consensus Body Balloting Group (CBBG) that was previously established for Z136.7 CDV1. Members of this CBBG will be invited to reaffirm or change their CDV1 vote via the website "eBallot". The balloting period is two-weeks and ends promptly on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST, no exceptions. Please check early that you have access to all necessary documents to perform your review. Relevant documents have been uploaded to the ASC Z136 general page, available only to CBBG members who are logged into their Z136 account. These documents are also available via eBallot. If you believe you are a member of this CBBG and have not received the eBallot invitation, if you need to be reminded of your CDV1 ballot response, or if you need general assistance, please email Liliana Caldero (lcaldero@lia.org) and CC Jacqueline Ansa (jansa@lia.org) as soon as possible prior to the ballot deadline. As specified in our Procedures, 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, negative, and abstain votes.


Referenced Procedures:

Per the Z136 Procedures, section 7.5: (bold font added for emphasis)


"Default balloting applies only to recirculation ballots. A recirculation ballot is used to inform the balloting group of the following: 1) each unresolved negative comment, 2), attempts at resolution and 3) each substantive change made to the proposed American National Standard.

A default ballot is a ballot that requires no action on the part of the balloter when the balloter does not wish to change his/her vote on a recirculation ballot.

During ballot recirculation, a balloter can only change his/her vote based on the changed portions of the proposed standard, or on the unresolved negative comments. A balloter cannot change his/her vote based on a clause previously seen and approved, unless that clause is affected by the new material. 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. The voting period for a default ballot shall be at least two weeks."


And Appendix A (f),

"Any member of the CBBG abstaining or failing to return a ballot during the previous CDV balloting will be permitted to cast a subsequent ballot during a recirculation; however, may only base their vote on substantive changes, attempts at resolution, and unresolved objections since the previous ballot."

For additional relevant procedures, please see our accredited procedures

ASC Z136 Procedures
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Public Review Period for New UL 62841-3-1000 Now Open
Underwriter's Laboratories Inc. has announced the public review period for the following new document:

BSR/UL 62841-3-1000, Standard for Safety for Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools And Lawn And Garden Machinery - Safety - Part 3-1000: Particular Requirements For Transportable Laser Engravers

See page 2 and page 45 of the October 18, 2019 ANSI Standards Action Newsletter to review the proposal: https://share.ansi.org/Shared%20Documents/Standards%20Action/2019-PDFs/SAV5042.pdf

To submit comments: Follow the instructions in the following website to enter comments into the CSDS Work Area: https://csds.ul.com/Home/ProposalsDefault.aspx

This public review period closes November 17, 2019

Posted by caldero on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 09:18:24 MDT (80 reads)
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Past Articles
Monday, October 21

 Results of Ballot to Approve Revision to Scope and Title of TSC-4 Proposal App (0)


Tuesday, September 17

 Z136.5 CDV2 - Recirculation (Default) Ballot Now Open (0)


Wednesday, September 11

 Z136.5 CDV2 CBBG Notification (0)


Wednesday, September 04

 Ballot Results for CDV1 Z136.8 - Document Approved by Balloting Group (0)


Friday, August 16

 Ballot to Approve Changes to TSC-4 Title and Scope Now Open (0)


Thursday, July 25

 Z136.8 CDV1 Balloting Now Open (0)


Wednesday, June 12

 Ballot Results for CDV1 Z136.7 (0)


Wednesday, June 05

 New Electronic Ballot Application June 2019 (0)


Wednesday, May 15

 Z136.7 CDV1 Balloting Now Open (0)


Friday, January 04

 Results of CDV1 Ballot for Z136.5 Document Approved (0)


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