TSD-2000-5-2 OPTICAL FIBRE: HANDLING OF PROCESSING CHEMICALS Issue 3
This document identifies the chemicals that are particularly relevant to the manufacture of passive fibre optic products. These include chemicals used in the manufacture of optical fibre cable (filling compounds), in performing termination of the fibres (adhesives, polishing and cleaning compounds) and in various maintenance activities (cleaning and degreasing compounds). The nature of the issues involved is described, and the relevant existing Standards and legislation identified. Information on the COSHH regulations and RIDDOR is also included. Above all, recommendations are made as to the practises to be adopted, and how these may be implemented.