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March 28, 2017
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Regulation Watch: OSHA Reporting Requirements to Affect Glass Companies
Fabricating glass and glazing systems involves encountering the potential for injury. Despite best efforts to exercise safe practices and provide appropriate safety equipment, injuries do occur. As of Jan. 1, 2017, those injuries are also potentially recordable events under new, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration electronic reporting guidelines. And while these rules are subject to change, a quick overview of these requirements is due.
 
The June issue of Glass Magazine will highlight new and innovative commercial window products and window components. To be included, complete the submission form by April 11.
 
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Industry news
aluplast Acquires Chelsea Building Products
 
Saand Acquires Guardian Massachusetts Fabrication Facility
 
Press Glass UK Acquires Two Pilkington Plants and Cervoglass
 
Guardian Glass to Expand Porto Real, Brazil Plant
 
Şişecam's Net Sales Up 13.5 Percent in 2016
 
Global Smart Glass Market Projected to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2021
 
 
Association news
Cam Marston Returns as Keynote Speaker at 2017 GlassBuild America Opening Session
 
30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo Set for April 19
 
AAMA Releases New Standard Test Method for Exterior Shading Devices
 
 
People news
Gray Glass Names Vasso Tsopelas Chief Operating Officer
 
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Use Social Media to Promote Tips, Best Practices During Window Safety Week
By Meryl Williams
With Spring here, it’s time to brush up on window safety tips during Window Safety Week, April 2-8. The Window Safety Task Force has put together tips and resources, and companies can easily follow along and share them via social media.
From the Fabricator: Awesome Retrofit
By Max Perilstein
One of the big issues we face with energy are old, energy-sucking buildings. I am confident that every new building that goes up at least pays some mind to energy efficiency, but we need to make sure old buildings are brought up to speed.
 
Great Glazing
Lennar Foundation Medical Center, University of Miami

Contract glazier and glazing system manufacturer: Crawford-Tracey Corp.
Glass manufacturer: Pilkington
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Interlayer supplier: Kuraray

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is a 206,000-square-foot outpatient center on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus that provides easy health care access to leading physicians for students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. Expansive views and light contribute to the project's goals of providing quality preventative and outpatient care for a variety of patients and focusing on their overall wellbeing. Read more...

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