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Letter to the Editor: Ensuring Glazier Safety Procedures

Glazier safety is a critical aspect of the construction industry that requires urgent attention. In this Letter to the Editor, Rick Taylor, safety director, Horizon Glass, responds to Glass Magazine's recent article on glass handling and provides additional context and insights. 

Glass Handling Safety

Handling glass requires the utmost care and attention to ensure the safety of workers and the quality of the final product.

PPE for Glass-specific Hazards and Conditions

Glass workers want protection, comfort and safety for themselves and their products.

Fishing for the Phishers

Scam emails seek to infiltrate business systems and take information. Considering the average office worker receives over 100 emails daily, it's easy to get fooled by phishing emails. Here's 10 signs that an email might not be legitimate.

7 Glass Manufacturing Heat Safety Myths 

Hot indoor environments can be just as dangerous and fraught with avoidable heat safety misconceptions. Here are seven indoor heat safety myths to watch for. 

Protecting Wildlife with Glass

The glass industry steps up to protect animals with architectural glass solutions.

Trauma Response Training: Learning What You Hope You’ll Never Need

Keeping our team members safe on the job is our number one priority. This is why the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee makes it a priority to host a safety speaker at each of our conferences. As staff liaison for this group for the past three years, I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible…

Heavy Glass Doors

Top considerations for safe and secure design and installation: an excerpt from the National Glass Association’s updated version of the Heavy Glass Door Design Manual (2021).

FGIA Launches New Safety Library

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has launched a new Safety Library that will serve as a home for fenestration safety resources for FGIA members.

Tips for Working in Cold Weather

Temperatures are dropping, and staying low, in many parts of the U.S. Make sure installers and other field employees stay safe by following industry guidance on preventing cold-related injury and illness. Industry leaders share tips on best practices for keeping employees warm enough and safe in…

Safety on the Jobsite

Top considerations for heat safety, glass handling and transportation.

4 Tips For Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

With summer in full swing, extreme heat is sweeping across the nation. High temperatures can be harmful, and at times potentially lethal, for those who work in the field, like installers. There are ways that those who work outside can keep themselves safe during these warmer months.

Ideabook | Glass the Protector

The projects featured demonstrate the wide ranging abilities of glass to protect people. 

Expert Panel to Host Virtual Lunch and Learn, Focusing on Heat Safety

Magid, a manufacturer of personal protective equipment innovations, announced in mid-March that it will host a Virtual Lunch & Learn with the National Heat Safety Coalition at noon CST on April 6, 2022 online.

How to Travel Safely During COVID-19

As of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted many mask-wearing and physical distancing measures for fully vaccinated people. As travel for in-person events resumes, here is a quick checklist based on existing CDC guidance for domestic travelers.

U.S. Leaders in Heat Safety Create National Heat Safety Coalition

Mission, the manufacturers of cooling and heat relief technologies and Magid, a supplier of workplace safety innovations, announced they are coming together with The Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, a national heat safety advocate and research institute, to form the …

Safety Session Outlines Steps for Accident Investigation Program

Mike Troutman, vice president of environmental, health and safety excellence for MI Windows and Doors, offered an accident investigation protocol roadmap to the participants of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference.

Tips for Preventing Winter Weather Injury and Illness

Winter is here in the United States, and that means freezing temperatures and inclement weather for many parts of the country. To help prevent cold-related sickness and injury, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created cold weather resources for employers.

Code Q&A

NGA's advocacy and technical team answers your questions about safety glazing.

Wired Glass

This article presents information to help companies navigate the regulations governing how, when and where wired glass may properly be used. 

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: 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…