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Laser Safety Audit

Laser Safety Audit

The main purpose of a laser safety audit is to ensure that your company's employees are safe working with or around lasers as advised by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

We employ a team of experienced Certified Laser Safety Officers (CLSOs) to perform laser safety audits for customers in manufacturing, building/construction, education, R&D, entertainment, and health care.

Each laser safety audit is custom as client's needs vary by industry, number of lasers, classification of lasers, etc. Our CLSO will work with you to put an estimate together that addresses your specific requirements for engineering, administrative, and procedural control measures, and training and appointment of LSO.

Auditing Process

Laser hazard analysis is the core of the auditing process. It evaluates your entire laser or laser system operation and environment and checks for any laser safety deficiencies. Your laser hazard analysis may include:

  • Reviewing laser or laser system's built-in safety features
  • Performing Nominal Hazard Zone (NHZ) Analysis and Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) calculations for each laser
  • Reviewing engineering control measures (i.e. protective housing, service access panel, collecting optics, etc.,)
  • Reviewing administrative controls (i.e. standard operating procedures, laser safety training for LSO and users, etc.,)
  • Review laser controlled area for signs and labels, if applicable
  • Reviewing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as laser safety eyewear
  • Reviewing non-beam control measures

In addition, our CLSO will provide a refresher laser safety training to company's LSO and or laser personnel as part of ANSI's recommendation on routine laser safety training. All participating employees will receive the Certificates of Attendance.

At the end of the audit, our customer will receive a copy of Laser Hazard Analysis Report, containing the summary of laser hazard analysis, and CLSO's Recommendations on the findings.

Here is an Example of a Laser Safety Audit Estimate by Laservision Academy.


To learn more about Laservision Academy's auditing process, or to get an estimate, please email, chat online, or call one of our CLSOs - 651-357-1800.

ANSI Z136 Standards

Our CLSO uses ANSI Z136 standards as an approved benchmark for laser safety auditing. Currently, there are nine standards on the safe use of lasers in ANSI Z136 each applying to a specific industry or application:

  • ANSI Z136.1-2014: Safe Use of Lasers (parent document)
  • ANSI Z136.2-2012: Safe Use of Optical Fiber Communication Systems Utilizing Laser Diode and LED Sources
  • ANSI Z136.3-2011: Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care
  • ANSI Z136.4-2010: Recommended Practice for Laser Safety Measurements for Hazard Evaluations
  • ANSI Z136.5-2009: Safe Use of Lasers in Educational Institutions
  • ANSI Z136.6-2005: Safe Use of Lasers Outdoors
  • ANSI Z136.7-2008: Testing and Labeling of Laser Protective Equipment
  • ANSI Z136.8-2012: Safe Use of Lasers in Research, Development, or Testing
  • ANSI Z136.9-2013: Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments

Our CLSO will advise you on which standard applies in your case.

Other Services

In addition to Laser Safety Audit, Laservision Academy offers CDRH Compliance Consulting for Laser Products, Laser Safety Training, and Medical Laser Safety Training.