The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new specification providing a framework for creating a safety program within a glass manufacturing facility. IGMA TM-5000-22, Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Safety, seeks to provide a framework for an insulating glass manufacturer to use as the basis for a specific program geared to the unique requirements of each facility. The outline provided within it is directed toward those areas in the manufacturing area to be inspected, assessed for hazards, and mitigated. This new document is now available for purchase.
Per the document, all areas involved in the manufacturing of insulating glass units must be assessed for safety hazards. Once assessed, each area needs detailed safety procedures written to provide uniformity in the process between individual operators and work shifts. All operators then need to be trained in these practices and use them as a matter of routine to carry out their job functions.