ASLMS recognizes the critical need for the implementation of safety measures and appropriate training for physicians and staff performing procedures with lasers and related energy-based devices.
David McDaniel, MD, ASLMS Board Safety Representative, was approved to serve as alternate representative for the ASLMS on the American National Standards institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee Z136. David Sliney, PhD, ASLMS Director of Safety is the primary representative.
ASC Z136 is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee for the Z136 series of laser safety standards. These standards are the United States national consensus standards for laser safety. Developed and maintained by the committee, the standards describe maximum permissible exposures to lasers along with required engineering and administrative control measures, including methodologies for properly assessing the hazards associated with exposure to lasers and laser systems.