The reaccreditation of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, Safe Use of Lasers under its recently revised operating procedures was administratively approved effective May 10, 2013 by the ANSI Executive Standards Council. This action, the successful completion of the reaccreditation process, closed the ASC Z136 audit conducted in June 2012.
Revisions to ASC Z136 Procedures were made to resolve findings of the audit and were discussed at length during the March annual meeting of the committee. After addressing concerns of committee responsibilities, membership participation, and clarification of terminology used and processes imposed, the committee unanimously approved these revisions and the document was submitted to ANSI.
A copy of the revised procedures is available from the main menu of the www.z136.org website. Many thanks go out to Ms. Barbara Sams, LIA Standards Director, for her careful record keeping and coordination of these revised procedures.