SSC-1 Safe Use of Lasers


(Standards Subcommittee for Z136.1) Develop a standard that provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems by defining laser hazard classes, control measures, requirements for a laser safety program, discussion of medical surveillance, defining important considerations of non-beam hazards. Some technical information on measurements, calculations and biological effects is provided within the standard and its appendices.

Development Stage

13 Editorial Working Group Final Review

  • Chair
    Sheldon Zimmerman
  • Vice-Chair
    Ben Rockwell
  • Secretary
    Jeffrey Pfoutz