IGMA/GANA webinar postponed due to Sandy

Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance
October 30, 2012
By Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance
Oct. 30, 2012 - The Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced today that their free webinar for anyone in the glass and glazing industry scheduled for today has been postponed due to the tremendous damage and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.  The webinar is now scheduled for November 27, 2012 at 1:00 EDT.

In a follow-up to the “Fatalities and Injuries during Flat Glass Handling” webinar of March of 2011, IGMA and GANA are presenting a webinar designed to reduce or prevent injuries among foreign born and younger workers handling flat glass. “Reducing Glass Handling Injuries among Foreign Born and Younger Workers” will review recent incidents, current regulations and training methods to analyze the safety of this large segment of workers in the flat glass industry.  The webinar will be presented by Mike Burk of Quanex Building Products. Mike serves as chairman of the IGMA Glass Safety Awareness Council.
“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its preliminary census of occupational fatal injuries summary for 2011,” explained Burk. “This BLS summary reports that fatal injuries among workers in the 20 to 24 age group were up nearly 18 per cent. Fatal injuries among Hispanic or Latino workers rose from 707 in 2010 to 729 in 2011, an increase of three per cent. There were 823 fatal work injuries involving foreign-born workers in 2011 of which the greatest share (338 or 41 per cent) were born in Mexico. Many of the manufacturing workers in our industry are members of these groups.”
Burk has worked in technical service and training in the insulating glass industry for over 20 years.  He has served as a member of the Technical Service Committee and as chairman of Education Committee of the IGMA.  He holds 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.
Registration for the webinar, which is offered free of charge, is available here .  Anyone in the glass and glazing industry is invited to participate.

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