Glass Safety Webinar Next Week

March 1, 2011

The Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance are presenting Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling, a free webinar next week looking at possibly tragic results from mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing facility.

“This webinar is a must-see,” says Marg Webb, IGMA executive director. “As glass people we often become too comfortable handling and being around glass. Safe handling of glass is critical to the health and safety of our industry; making sure you have the right safety equipment is key but also being aware of your environment will reduce accidents. This webinar will be an eye-opener to many.”

The webinar will be presented by Mike Burk, manager of workplace, learning & performance with Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio. He has worked in technical service and training in the insulating glass industry for more than 19 years and has served as a member of the technical service committee and as chairman of education committee at IGMA.

“This is a webinar that managers and workers in a fabrication facility really should see,” notes Brian Pitman, GANA director of marketing and communications. “It is vitally important that anyone handling glass be completely aware of their surroundings and situation. This webinar illustrates that.”

The webinar is scheduled for March 9 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Registration for the webinar, which is offered free of charge, is available now at