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Category: ANSI Z136 Clarifications and Interpretations

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  Clarification of Eyewear for Endoscopic Procedures 
Description: Clarification of ANSI Z136.3, Section “Eyewear for Endoscopic Procedures” which does allow the laser safety officer (LSO) to allow laser safety eyewear to not be worn.
Version: 2018-02-27 Filesize: 307.62 Kb
Added on: 27-Feb-2018 Downloads: 360
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  Explanation: Selling Eyewear in the US, Testing Requirements 
Description: Explanation of position of SSC-7 regarding selling of laser protective eyewear in US and testing of OD. Revised 01-2018 to comply with ANSI naming conventions.
Version: 2009-08-12 Filesize: 63 bytes
Added on: 29-Jan-2018 Downloads: 195
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  Interpretation of Z136.1-2014 Section (Laser Barriers) 
Description: Interpretation of barrier requirements, including labeling and testing of barriers manufactured in-house. Also clarifies barriers as opposed to beam blocks. (Modified 01-18 to conform to committee naming conventions specified by ANSI).
Version: 20170526 Filesize: 351 bytes
Added on: 26-May-2017 Downloads: 331
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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. Updated 01-2018 to reflect ASC Z136 naming conventions.
Version: 20170509 Filesize: 117.19 Kb
Added on: 15-May-2017 Downloads: 310
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  Explanation (Z136.8) Regarding Danger vs Warning Signs  Popular
Description: Question regarding ANSI Z136.8. At 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. (Modified 01-18 to reflect ANSI committee naming guidance).
Version: 03102017 Filesize: 29.30 Kb
Added on: 14-Mar-2017 Downloads: 532
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  Explanation: Interlocks and Shutters in Hazard Zones  Popular
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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Added on: 06-Dec-2016 Downloads: 577
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  ANSI Z136.1 Key Control for Class 3B and Class 4 lasers  Popular
Description: Explanation regarding ANSI Z136.1 Key Control for Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and text of paragraph of the Z136.1-2014 American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers. (Revised 01-18 to reflect ANSI guidance on committee name).
Version: 2016-10-10 Filesize: 20 bytes
Added on: 11-Oct-2016 Downloads: 661
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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? (Updated 01-18 to conform to ANSI naming conventions for committees).
Version: 02292016 Filesize: 270 bytes
Added on: 14-Apr-2016 Downloads: 481
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  Explanation of Classification -- Class 1 vs Class 2 for Visible  Popular
Description: Explanation of Classification Based on Class 1 instead of Class 2 for Visible Wavelength Pulses (Example 18 from Z136.1-2014). (Revised 01-18 to reflect ANSI committee naming guidance.)
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Added on: 17-Aug-2015 Downloads: 705
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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: 1226
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