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  •     Businesses sometimes spend a lot of money on elaborate security or alarm systems designed to protect their facilities but overlook the basics of loss prevention. Take a few moments to review these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing fire losses:Are employees trained in fire safety? Do they know exactly what to do if a fire starts? Extra training is...
  • Managers at Tecton Products LLC in Fargo, N.D., want safety procedures at their plant to feel like wearing a seat belt. “Most people put on their seat belts when they get into a car just because it’s a habit, not because they are consciously taking a safety precaution,” says Kristal Bennett, public relations coordinator and safety and environmental program manager for Tecton. “We strive to have...
  • Simple steps can prevent large problems
     Safety has always been in the forefront of the American consciousness. With recent events here and abroad, safety—or the lack of it—has become an all-too-common topic. Whether you drive a glass truck or a minivan full of children, safety can never be taken for granted. However, if you are the guy driving the glass truck, some simple but vital steps can decrease the chances of...
  • Guardian and safety
    The article published in the January 2007 issue of Glass Magazine may leave the impression with your readers that Guardian caused the death of a truck driver employed by a contractor at our DeWitt, Iowa, float glass plant.That is not the case. The jury concluded that some of Guardian's procedures were deficient, but the jury also concluded that the deficiencies did not cause the accident. That is...
  • With temperatures well below zero, driving winds and snow, and little to no sunlight for half the year, working as a contract glazier in Alaska is not for the faint of heart...
  • New drivers for Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, Ark., spend two weeks in intensive training before they even step behind a truck and head out on the road. The reason—safety, says Dean Newell, Maverick’s vice president of safety and training...
  • Effective safety programs share a number of attributes. These include a commitment to safety from a company’s president to workers in entry-level positions; education, training and retraining; consistently enforced safe practices; regular safety meetings; random work-site inspections; a corporate culture that welcomes and implements employee suggestions; analyses of all injuries followed by...
  • Accidents on the job site—from slips, trips and falls, to falling windows—can prove fatal for glaziers, making effective safety programs critical...
  • During summer, when living is hot and humid and aluminum framing can get too fiery to handle, glaziers must take precautions to protect workers from dehydration and heat stroke. “We’re more conscious of our laborers’ health” during these months, says Robby Sauls, general manager for Harmon Inc. in Lithia Springs, Ga...
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