LASER SAFETY STANDARDS MOVE ON.

Myron L. Wolbarsht, D. H. Sliney

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Abstract

Several important changes have been made in the most recent version (1986) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard Z136. 1 Safe Use of Lasers. The development of new biological data, the reassessment of old data, and our on-going familiarity with contemporary laser usage all lead to continual revision of our judgments on laser safety. In formulating the changes that went into the 1986 revision of the Standard, changes in maximum permissible exposure (MPE) values for both eye and skin have been made and have carried over into other sections of the standard. The most notable of the carryovers are in the control measures for Class III and Class IV lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-98
Number of pages3
JournalLasers & Applications
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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