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  Interpretation -- Visual Acuity Tests  Popular
Description: Question: For what purpose is the visual acuity test required for "incidental personnel"? Is the test designed to prove that no previous eye damage occurred prior to being considered an incidental person?
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  ANSI Essential Requirements  Popular
Description: ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards
Version: 2004 Filesize: 190 bytes
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  Interpretation -- Temporary Control Area - Z136.1  Popular
Description: When the temporary control area is set up, the personnel that are performing service are trained, have the appropriate safety eyewear and equipment, the laser barrier is installed, are we also required to have a light visible or audible signal indicating the laser is energized and operating at Class 4 level?
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  Clarification of Measurement Apertures  Popular
Description: A clarification of the measurement aperture to be used for certain Class 3b laser systems, when aperture diameter may vary as a function of exposure time.
Version: 20061106 Filesize: 50.78 Kb
Added on: 17-Jan-2007 Downloads: 3781
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  Z136 Training Presentation  Popular
Description: A Training Presentation for the ASC Z136 on Committee Procedures from the Workshop at ILSC 2003.
Version: 1.0 Filesize: 452.15 Kb
Added on: 19-Apr-2003 Downloads: 3725
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  Interpretation -- Long Distance Beam Conduits  Popular
Description: Question regarding Z136.1-2000, 4.3.14.3 Long Distance Beam Conduit Label (All Classes except Class 1) - Does long distance beam conduits include fiber optic cables?
Version: 1 Filesize: 38.09 Kb
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  Incidental Personnel Explanation  Popular
Description: A clarification and explanation of the concept of incidental personnel.
Version: 200604020 Filesize: 1.95 Kb
Added on: 02-May-2006 Downloads: 2495
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  Interpretation: Visible Warning Device  Popular
Description: November 2008 Interpretation from TSC-4 regarding Visible Warning Devices.
Version: 1 Filesize: 40.04 Kb
Added on: 14-Jan-2009 Downloads: 1323
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  Explanations: Z136.7-2007 Explanations  Popular
Description: Explanations from Z136.7 Standard (2007). Topics include: EN207 certification, intended use labelling, measurement requirements, and test reports.
Version: 20090812 Filesize: 67.19 Kb
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  Explanation: Section 4.3.10.2.1 Emergency Stops  Popular
Description: An explanation of Section 4.3.10.2.1, Z136.1-2007 Standard regarding emergency stops.
Version: 20100226 Filesize: 53.03 Kb
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  Clarification of Medical Surveillance Examinations  Popular
Description: Explanation/Clarification: Medical Surveillance Examinations added in 2012 as a result of inquiry about Z136.1-2007 Appendix E.
Version: 2012 Filesize: 205.08 Kb
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  Explanation: Section 4.3.9.4.1, Audio warning device  Popular
Description: Explanation of Audio Warning Device, noting an error in Table 11a of the Z136.1-2007 Standard, and referencing correct text in section 4.3.9.4.1.
Version: 20090622 Filesize: 51.07 Kb
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  Interpretation -- Laser Controlled Areas, Hard Barriers and Tools  Popular
Description: TSC-4 Interpretation regarding Sections 4.3.10.1 and 4.5.2 of the ANSI Z136.1-2007. Topics include Laser Controlled Areas and Tools. Distributed 15 Feb 2011.
Version: 20110215 Filesize: 58.30 Kb
Added on: 09-Mar-2011 Downloads: 1215
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  Clarification of Activation of Warning Systems  Popular
Description: Clarification: Activation Warning System. Clarification by TSC-4 of the requirements for Activating Area Warning or Entryway controls and control measures.
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  Clarification of Oxygen Use During Procedures  Popular
Description: Clarification regarding Z136.3-2011 Oxygen Use during Medical Procedures. Provided by SSC-3 in 2012.
Version: 2012 Filesize: 226.56 Kb
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  Interpretation: 4.3.9.4.2, Visible Warning Devices  Popular
Description: nterpretation of Z136.1-2007 Standard regarding Visible Warning Devices. The interpretation discusses signage and manual vs automatic warning lights.
Version: 20090921 Filesize: 54.10 Kb
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  Clarification: Posting of Signage  Popular
Description: Clarification of Z136.1 requirement for NOTICE sign posted outside a Temporary LCA for Class 3B and Class 4 lasers
Version: Aug 2013 Filesize: 80 bytes
Added on: 13-Aug-2013 Downloads: 769
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  Explanation of Classification -- Class 1 vs Class 2 for Visible 
Description: Explanation of Classification Based on Class 1 instead of Class 2 for Visible Wavelength Pulses (Example 18 from Z136.1-2014)
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  Interpretation - Z136.7 Compliance 
Description: Is compliance with the ANSI Z136.7 required by an accredited lab or is a self- certification process acceptable?
Version: 02292016 Filesize: 270 bytes
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  ANSI Z136.1 Key Control for Class 3B and Class 4 lasers 
Description: Explanation regarding ANSI Z136.1 Key Control for Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and text of paragraph 4.4.2.2 of the Z136.1-2014 American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers
Version: 2016-10-10 Filesize: 20 bytes
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  Explanation: Interlocks and Shutters in Hazard Zones 
Description: Does this (laser) area warning system only need to interlock with the laser power supply or beam shutter upon entry in the zone or does it also need to prevent the laser to be restarted if someone is still present in the zone (by another person outside the zone for example).
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  Explanation (Z136.8) Regarding Danger vs Warning Signs 
Description: Question regarding ANSI Z136.8. At 4.1.1.3. It seems to say unattended 3B and 4 laser operations require a "danger" sign. However, at 4.2.7 it seems to indicate that a "warning" sign is what would be required.
Version: 03102017 Filesize: 29.30 Kb
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  Retinal Irradiance Relationship to Standards 
Description: A summary of radiometric calculations for converting cornea irradiance to retinal irradiance and relationship to exposure limits.
Version: 20170509 Filesize: 117.19 Kb
Added on: 15-May-2017 Downloads: 19
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  Interpretation of Z136.1-2014 Section 4.4.2.5 (Laser Barriers) 
Description: Interpretation of barrier requirements, including labeling and testing of barriers manufactured in-house. Also clarifies barriers as opposed to beam blocks.
Version: 20170526 Filesize: 351 bytes
Added on: 26-May-2017 Downloads: 17
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