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Control Measures and Training


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Committee Chair: William Ertle

Committee Vice-Chair: Ben Rockwell

Committee Secretary: Michael Woods

Committee Scope

Coordinate communication of technical information on control measures, safety programs and laser-safety training. Define required and recommended engineering and administrative control measures for Z136 standards. Define required and recommended practices for establishment of a safety program and laser safety training for users of the Z136 series of standards. Respond to technical inquiries regarding necessary controls for laser hazards, safety programs and laser-safety training.


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9 March 2011
TSC-4 Interpretation 11302010 Final (pdf)
TSC-4 Explanain regarding Sections and 4.5.2 of the ANSI Z136.1-2007. Topics include Laser Controlled Areas and Tools. Distributed 15 Feb 2011.
21 April 2010
Explanation: Audio Warning Devices (pdf)
An explanation of Section, Z136.1-2007 Standard regarding emergency stops.
16 March 2010
Interpretation:, Visible Warning Devices (pdf)
Interpretation of Z136.1-2007 Standard regarding Visible Warning Devices. The interpretation discusses signage and manual vs automatic warning lights.
16 March 2010
Explanation: Section, Audio warning device (pdf)
Explanation of Audio Warning Device, noting an error in Table 11a of the Z136.1-2007 Standard, and referencing correct text in section
14 January 2009
Interpretation TSC-4 Visible Warning Devices (pdf)
2008 Interpretation from TSC-4 Regarding Visible Warning Devices


Bill Adkins
Robert Aldrich
Gus Anibarro
Ken Barat
David Bothner
Darvis Cosper
Richard Crowson
Paul Daniel, Jr.
Jerry Dennis
William Ertle
Robert Fairchild
Mark Festenstein
John Flores-McLaughlin
Penelope Galoff
Yuliya Henes
John Hoopman
Richard Hughes
Bill Janssen
Kimberly Kantner
Edward Kelly
Subashri Kurgatt
Nathaniel Leon
Thomas Lieb
Wesley Marshall
Roberta McHatton
Mark McLear
Leon McLin
Tim Mikulski
Neal Nakafuji
John O'Hagan
Patti Owens
Daniel Palmerton
Jay Parkinson
Randolph Paura
Timothy Payne
William Roach
Ben Rockwell
Leorrorne Roque
Barbara Sams
James Sheehy
David Sliney
Penny Smalley
Casey Stack
Bruce Stuck
Paul Testagrossa
Robert Thomas
Karl Umstadter
Wei-Hsung Wang
Trevor Wheatley
Wendy Woehr Terrenoire
Scott Wohlstein
Michael Woods
Xiaowei Yan
Shefiu S. Zakariyah
Sheldon Zimmerman
Tony Zmorenski


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