GANA, IGMA Joint Webinar Now Available
March 14, 2011

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced that their webinar titled Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling is now available to view on each organization's website. The webinar, which looked at the tragic results from the mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing or fabrication facility, drew 718 viewers to its live presentation on March 9.

The webinar was presented by Mike Burk, manager of workplace, learning and performance with Edgetech IG in Cambridge, Ohio. Burk spent several months studying accident reports and putting together a sobering presentation that highlighted how simple complacency can result in a tragic event.

"The industry definitely showed up to the live presentation, a clear indication of how important this subject matter is," says Marg Webb, executive director of IGMA. "Mike gave a great presentation, and the feedback so far has been through the roof."

"Many of our attendees had great questions," adds Brian Pitman, GANA director of marketing and communications. "Several even broadcast the webinar in conference rooms and cafeterias so that their employees would have a chance to learn from it."

The webinar and its handouts are available on GANA's website and IGMA's.

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