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March 29, 2012 — The Light Brigade would like to announce the release of its newest menu-based Staff Development DVD, titled Fiber Optic Safety. This DVD serves as a training tool to help to enhance the fiber optic safety program of anyone who works with optical fibers or lasers, or who installs or operates fiber optic communication systems.

The DVD’s ten menu-selectable chapters focus on topics relevant to today’s fiber technicians, including:

  • Laser types and classifications, how they operate, and various control measures.

  • National and international fiber optic and laser safety standards.

  • Optical fiber handling and safety.

  • Chemicals and right-to-know documentation.

  • Fiber and laser testing and inspection equipment types and applications.

  • The impact of high-power Raman and EDFA optical amplifiers.

  • Safety practices during installation and restoration.

  • Potential safety problems along with their causes and possible solutions.

  • Safety in confined spaces.

  • Types of personal protective equipment.

  • Bonus materials provided on the DVD include a student quiz with matching instructor version, written in Microsoft Word format which allows customization for your specific safety needs.

Effective March 22, 2012, BICSI recognizes Fiber Optic Safety DVD training for the following BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs): one RCDD; one RITP; one Installer 2, Copper/Fiber; one Technician; and one Certified Trainer.

About The Light Brigade
Since 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed more than 43,000 attendees in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD. In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs and CDs.