Have you ever read a standard and thought, “What were they thinking?”

Do you want to know how you can voice your opinion and influence change?

Are you new to the laser safety community and want to know how to participate in the development of the very guidelines you are responsible to enforce?

Join the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136 for the Safe Use of Lasers!

There are two ways in which you can participate in the development and revision processes of the Z136 laser safety standards: membership in one (or more) standards or technical subcommittees and/or membership on the ASC Z136 consensus body.

Membership on the consensus body, referred to as the “Committee,” consists of organizations, companies, government agencies and individuals and is open to anyone with a direct and material interest in its activities. To join the Committee, request membership by contacting the Secretariat (LIA); let us know your qualifications and willingness to participate actively.

The vast majority of members on the Committee belong to one or more of the standards and/or technical subcommittees. It is here at the subcommittee level that primary development, and later maintenance of the standards actually takes place. Submit requests for subcommittee membership directly through the Z136 website, www.z136.org. Please apply by completing the application form and checking the subcommittees in which you have an interest.

Contact Barbara Sams at the LIA, 407-380-1553, or bsams@laserinstitute.org for more information.

Note to Board of Laser Safety (BLS) CLSOs and CMLSOs – earn valuable certification maintenance points for active participation on ASC Z136 or any of its subcommittees.