Wired Glass Warning
To OGMA members,
The Canadian Glass Association recently released a bulletin cautioning against the use of wired glass in human impact applications. Click here to download the bulletin best weightloss pills. Our building codes on this matter permitting the use of wired glass as a safety-rated product are quite antiquated but still legally apply. This is no longer the case in other countries.
As many members are aware, due to a long history of injuries, most school boards have moved away from the use of wired glass in impact- and fire-rated applications. Many architects are now specifying wireless impact-rated fire-resistant glazing because it is very complementary to their designs and provides glazing contractors the opportunity to supply higher-valued products to their projects.
Whenever tendering or providing design assistance to an architect or owner, it would be prudent to advise them on the potential issues that could arise when using wired glass in their buildings and let them know that there are better and safer alternatives available to them.
Update on Glass Supply Challenges
In March 2015, OGMA released a bulletin to its members to make them aware that glass supply was anticipated to become a challenge and more costly due to double-digit increases in demand in the United States, the reduction of glass production capacity in North America, an escalating U.S. dollar, and a severe shortage of transportation […]
OGMA/WSPS Health & Safety Policy Manual
With the constantly changing laws and regulations regarding workplace safety and workers health, a glazing contractor owner or manager cannot possibly stay up to date and in compliance without the assistance of a professional in this field. To address this province-wide industry need, the Ontario Glass & Metal Association teamed up with the Workplace Safety […]
Construction Lien Act Review: Prompt Payment Ontario Survey Deadline Extended
OGMA members, The deadline for completing the PPO survey has been extended by one week and is now due by no later than October 2. The response from the OGMA membership has been disappointing. I urge you to take the time to do the survey NOW. Your input will go a long way to improving […]