For the first time in seven years, the Laser Institute of America has revised the ANSI Z136.1-2014 standard. This standard guides the safe use of lasers and laser systems by defining control measures for each of seven laser hazard classifications.
Ben Rockwell, the chairman of ASC Z136 Standards Subcommittee 1, said, “There have been extensive changes to the ANSI Z136.1 standard with a focus on increasing usability. Significant increases in the MPE in the near-infrared will enable a plethora of new laser applications. Several sections were rewritten to reorganize, update and improve technical content to allow for easier access to information necessary for everyday laser safety implementation.”
You can find out more information about the new ANSI Z136.1-2014:American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers at the ANSI Webstore.