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Reference EN 60825-2:2000
Title Safety of laser products - Part 2: Safety of optical fibre communication systems
Project Number 13447
Abstract/Scope Provides requirements and specific guidance for the safe use of optical fibre and/or control communication systems where optical power may be accessible at great distance from the optical source. The objective of this part 2 of EN 60825 is to: - protect people from optical radiation resulting from optical fibre communication systems. This requires the introduction of engineering requirements and work practices according to the degree of hazard; - lay down requirements for manufacturers and operating organizations in order to establish procedures and supply information so that proper precautions can be adopted; - ensure adequate warning to individuals of the hazards associated with optical fibre communication systems through signs, labels and instructions; - reduce the possibility of injury by minimizing unnecessary accessible radiation, give improved control of the optical radiation through protective features and provide safe usage of products by specifying user control measures.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2000-07-12
Current Stage code deadline 2001-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 76
Reference Document IEC 60825-2:2000 (EQV)
ICS 31.260 - Optoelectronics. Laser equipment
33.180.01 - Fibre optic systems in general
Keywords Laser product; Optical fibre; Communication system; Safety
Note EN following parallel vote * A2 published as new edition * Superseded by EN 60825-2:2004
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6060 2000-07-12 2001-03-01  
5099 2000-04-01 2000-08-01  
5062 2000-02-01 2000-04-01  
5020 1999-10-01 1999-12-15  
1090 1999-09-27 1999-10-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2000-07-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2000-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2001-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-04-01


Supersedes EN 60825-2:1994
EN 60825-2:1994/corrigendum Mar. 1994
EN 60825-2:1994/A1:1998
Superseded by EN 60825-2:2004
Normative reference (6) IEC 60794-2:1989
EN 60825-1:1994
corr. February 1995

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