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Document ID (ISN)74615
CIS number 00-440
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Toca Santamaría L.C.
Title Laying optical fibre cables - Occupational risks
Original title Instalación de cables de fibra óptica - Riesgos laborales [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2000, No.151, p.18-25. Illus.
Abstract The risks inherent to the various tasks involving optical fibre cables are described, as well as the corresponding safety measures: laying of cables in underground tunnels; handling and preparation of cables; testing of installations. While working in cable tunnels, it is important to be able to detect toxic or explosive gases and to use appropriate signalling of the work site. The handling and assembly of cables requires the wearing of insulating gloves, protective masks and safety spectacles. When carrying out measurements on the installations, one must take care to avoid having one's eyes in the optical path of the fibres.
Descriptors (primary) fibre optics; risk factors; telecommunications
Descriptors (secondary) electricity; toxic gases; respirable dust; eyes; cable laying; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; underground work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Communications industry