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  • A guide to safety on the jobsite and in the plant
    Glaziers use hand-held vacuum cups during an installation. Such tools are essential to safe glass transport and installation, says Joe Schiavone, director of sales for C.R. Laurence Co. Photo courtesy of C.R. Laurence Co. Safety ResourcesMyGlassClass.com MyGlassClass.com, from the National Glass Association, offers online safety courses that cover topics ranging from safe glass handling, to...
  • Demand for larger sizes and heavier loads makes lifting and handling equipment a necessity for more glaziers
    Recent design trends have introduced more complex systems, larger glasses and heavier units into projects of all sizes—from residential shower enclosures to all-glass skyscrapers. These more complicated products often require additional and more advanced equipment solutions. As a result, glaziers small and large increasingly turn to a growing range of handlers, lifters and manipulators to...
  • A guide to creating a culture of safety and preventing injuries in the glass plant
    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 manufacturing environment—the fork lifts, ladders and busy aisles—with a heavy, difficult-to-handle and...
  • Six tips for the transport of large lites
    MyGlassTruck.com introduced the Atlas and Patriot (pictured) truck bodies to provide additional payload capacity over van and pickup racks. The truck bodies offer an interior deck and racks to handle larger, bulkier payloads, and have outer racks with continuous side ledges for transporting wide pieces of glass. For glass companies and glazing contractors moving to larger, heavier glass...
  • How new safety regulations will affect glazing companies
    An employee from Glass Solutions Inc. uses a DeWalt hammer drill with vacuum system tool to meet new OSHA silica standards. Photo courtesy of Glass Solutions Inc. Visit GlassMagazine.com/December2017 for links to OSHA silica resources, including: OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard; OSHA silica page, with resources for large and small companies; OSHA...
  • There needs to be organizational alignment from the top to bottom on why safety is important – it is a moral imperative, not just standard protocol; Nothing we do justifies someone going home injured.Eliminate the “accidents happen, nothing you can do” mentality. Don’t even allow the use of the word accident and make sure everyone knows why.Collect data on every incident or near-miss. Data on...
  • Make it a team effort Sources say the key to knowing where improvement is needed and maintaining the improvement is to welcome contributions and demand follow through from everyone. “Linetec promotes continuous improvement for the efficiency, comfort and well-being of all employees through a team effort of management and employee involvement,” says Brian Stratton, safety manager at Linetec. "...
  • Glass and metal fabricators adapt to enhance safety and efficiency
    Wausau Window & Wall Systems extensively reviews work station design and offers more ergonomically friendly hand tools, such as pneumatic drills and drivers. Whether it’s by lifting, pulling, pushing or bending, anyone working to fabricate glass and metal is required to physically interact with product on a daily basis. These repetitive physical demands can be harmful to workers’ health, and...
  • Cooperation Among Coworkers is Critical to Avoiding On-the-Job Accidents
    "For your safety and for the safety of those around you…” These are familiar words if you have ever traveled on a commercial airline. You hear them shortly after the announcement that you have reached a comfortable cruising altitude and the pilot has turned the seatbelt sign off. The flight attendant then reminds you to keep your seatbelt fastened in case of unexpected turbulence.This same...
  • The glass industry continues to strengthen its security and fire-rated glazing product offerings, ensuring that architects and owners can provide necessary building protection without sacrificing views and natural daylight.
    ForceFront Blast Curtain Wall from TubeliteTubelite ForceFront Blast curtainwall systems are available for highsecurity projects requiring blast hazard mitigation in low- and mid-rise applications. ForceFront Blast products are designed to comply with ASTM International standard F1642-04, the U.S. General Services Administration Interagency Security Committee security design criteria and the U.S...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...

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