The Canadian Glass Association (CGA) released a wired glass advisory, which notes that traditional wired glass is not impact-safe and that it “should not be used in locations subject to human impact.”
CGA refers to the “hundreds of injuries associated with human impact with wired glass” and the emergence of newer technologies that can be used in place of the product, which has been used for decades in fire-rated applications.
“With the emergence of modern fire protection glasses, the trade-off between fire protection and impact-safety is no longer necessary,” the advisory reads. “Wired glass should no longer be used in human traffic locations.”
CGA also notes that traditionally wired glass does not pass ANSI Z97.1, the U.S. standard for impact safety.