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Christopher Glass & Aluminum Inc. Trains Employees in CPR

In 2019, Christopher Glass & Aluminum Inc., a contract glazing company based near Chicago, partnered with the City of Elmhurst Fire Department and Elmhurst Hospital to provide CPR training for 60 of the company’s employees. The training staff offered a Hands-Only CPR and Stop the Bleed:…

16 Tips for Glass Handling Safety

The consequences for mishandling glass can include punctures, crush and strain injuries, severe cuts, amputations and even death. Observing proper glass handling techniques is a major aspect of safety in any workplace where large volumes of glass are handled daily.

Building Safety

From slips and falls to cuts and breaks, accidents and injuries in the glass and glazing industry run the gamut. It’s a common assumption that getting hurt on the job in this industry is inevitable, but that can’t be further from the truth. While dangers will always exist, being aware of those…

Plant Safety 101

Sources: MyGlassClass.com from the National Glass Association; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Glass Safety Awareness Council, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance; Vitro Architectural Glass. Glass plants can be dangerous places to work. They combine the hazards of any…

Regulation Watch: OSHA Reporting Requirements to Affect Glass Companies

New regulations: New OSHA requirements for electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illness rules went into effect Jan. 1. Affected companies: The reporting requirements apply to all companies with 250 or more employees, or companies with 20 or more employees in industries that are…

Wired glass still a misunderstood product

Contrary to popular belief, wired glass has not been banned from use. Traditional wired glass can still be used in annealed glass applications—if it meets the wind and thermal load requirements—and in fire window assemblies that are not in hazardous locations. However, it is limited to 25 percent…