GANA, IGMA Offer Joint Webinar for the Industry
March 1, 2011

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) will offer a free webinar for anyone in the glass and glazing industry titled Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling. The webinar will look at possibly tragic results from the mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing or fabrication facility.

"This webinar is a must-see," says Marg Webb, executive director of IGMA. "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 and performance with Edgetech IG 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 IGMA's Education Committee. He has a master's degree in adult leaning and development from Cleveland State University and a bachelor's degree in business from Myers College in Cleveland.

"This is a webinar that managers and workers in a fabrication facility really should see," says 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 will take place March 9, 2011 at 3 p.m. EST. Those interested in taking part in the free webinar can register here.

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