SAFTI Recognized for Efforts Toward Limiting the Unsafe Use of Wired Glass

During a recent press conference co-sponsored by Senator Vicki Walker of Oregon and Advocates for Safe Glass, San Francisco-based SAFTI received two awards in recognition of its efforts toward limiting the unsafe use of wired glass. Awards were presented to individuals and organizations whose contributions influenced the recent change in the International Building Code that set higher standards for wired glass, according to a press release.

Bill O'Keeffe, president of SAFTI, accepted the two awards that were presented by Greg Able of Advocates for Safe Glass and Aren Almon-Kok of the Protecting People First Foundation.

"As a manufacturer of high-performance glazing systems that are designed to protect people from fire, impact and other hazards, I can't tell you how pleased I am to finally see this code change happen," said O'Keeffe. "It's been a long fight, 20-plus years, to gain awareness of this public safety issue, and then action to elevate the standards so that adults and children are protected from severe injury. I couldn't be happier with the outcome or more appreciative of the efforts of Senator Walker and Advocates for Safe Glass for successfully championing this important cause."

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