Historical development of the ANSI laser safety standard

M. L. Wolbarsht, D. H. Sliney

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Abstract

The development of ANSI Z136 standards is traced. The need for a hazard classification is discussed, as are limits for high-power lasers. Changes made to the standard in 1976, 1980, and 1986 are outlined. The concept of the nominal hazard zone is described from the viewpoint of personnel safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Laser Applications
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Laser safety
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high power lasers
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Wolbarsht, M. L., & Sliney, D. H. (1991). Historical development of the ANSI laser safety standard. Journal of Laser Applications, 3(1), 5-11.

Historical development of the ANSI laser safety standard. / Wolbarsht, M. L.; Sliney, D. H.

In: Journal of Laser Applications, Vol. 3, No. 1, 12.1991, p. 5-11.

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Wolbarsht, ML & Sliney, DH 1991, 'Historical development of the ANSI laser safety standard', Journal of Laser Applications, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 5-11.
Wolbarsht, M. L. ; Sliney, D. H. / Historical development of the ANSI laser safety standard. In: Journal of Laser Applications. 1991 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 5-11.
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