Safety Instructions

When a connector is removed during installation, testing, or servicing, or when an energized fiber is broken, a risk of ocular exposure to optical energy that may be potentially hazardous occurs, depending on the laser output power.

The primary hazards of exposure to laser radiation from an optical-fiber communication system are:

  • Damage to the eye by accidental exposure to a beam emitted by a laser source.
  • Damage to the eye from viewing a connector attached to a broken fiber or an energized fiber.