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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 23. Safety

Whether you work as a technician or an installer, your work with fiber optics can expose you to several workplace hazards that are defined and regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA has published numerous regulations on workplace hazards ranging from laser light sources to ladders, and employers are required to be familiar with these regulations and follow them to keep the workplace safe.

You are responsible for your own safety as well as for the safety of your co-workers. It is up to you to know and incorporate safe work practices in everything you do.

This chapter describes the types of hazards that you will encounter as you work with fiber optics. Some of the hazards are unique to fiber ...

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