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Laser Safety Auditing
Laser Safety Auditing addresses the responsibilities, requirements and recommendations for operating lasers in accordance with international consensus standards.  It is intended to provide guidance for users of lasers and laser systems in general industry, where there are no OSHA regulations that cover laser usage.  It does not address compliance with the OSHA standard for nonionizing radiation at 29 CFR 1926.54, which applies to lasers used in construction operations and in the power generation, transmission, and distribution installations of electric utilities, as well as equivalent installations of industrial establishments.

In preparing this guide, all major international consensus standards related to lasers were considered.  The rulebook includes a brief discussion of the requirements for laser manufacturers under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration s Federal Laser Product Performance Standard at 21 CFR 1041.10 and the International Electrotechnical Commission s IEC 60825-1, Safety of Laser Products Part 1: Equipment Classification and Requirements.  At this time, there is no international standard that governs users of lasers, so only the requirements and recommendations of the American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers (ANSI Z136.1-2014) are discussed in any detail.

Laser Safety Auditing is complemented by ANSI Standard 136.1: Audit Guide for Safe Use of Lasers and OSHA Auditing: Federal Compliance Guide-Construction: The Complete Safety and Health Audit Checklist.

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Topic Area
  • Hazard Evaluation and Classification
  • Laser Safety Program
  • Control Measures General
  • Control Measures Engineering Controls for All Classes of Lasers
  • Control Measures Additional Engineering Controls for Class 3B and Class 4 Lasers
  • Control Measures Equipment Labels, Warning Signs, and Activation Warnings
  • Control Measures Special Controls for Controlled Areas
  • Control Measures Administrative and Procedural Controls
  • Control Measures Special Considerations
  • Control Measures Personal Protective Equipment
  • Education and Training
  • Medical examinations
  • Criteria for Exposures of Eye and Skin
  • Non-beam hazards


Introduction Provides an overview of lasers and their classes.
Pre-Audit Preparation Provides suggestions to the auditor for material that should be gathered and reviewed in advance of an onsite inspection. Also includes suggestions for organizational materials the auditor may find helpful to have available for review while on site. This part also contains a list of acronyms and abbreviations used in the module.
Rulebook Checklist Summarizes each regulatory requirement and presents detailed guide notes that the auditor can use to determine all aspects of compliance or non-compliance for each specific topic
Scoresheet Allows quick recording of the facility's compliance status requirement as \complies,\ \Does not comply,\ or \not applicable.\