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Glass Industry Vulnerable to Heat Stress Injuries and Deaths

Glass manufacturing and fabrication occur in hot work environments, and the facilities typically are not air-conditioned. These facilities perform various heat-related tasks, including heating sand, floating glass on a hot bed of liquid tin, and tempering, among others. Warehouses such … Continue reading

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Shattered Glass Kills Woman Following Rogue Wave on Cruise Ship

One passenger was struck and killed by glass during an Antarctic Cruise this past week, media outlets report. The incident occurred when a rogue wave struck the Norwegian-flagged Viking Polaris during a storm as the ship sailed toward Ushuaia, Argentina. … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Think Tank Searches for Alternative Fuels to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Glass Futures, a non-profit glass industry think tank, has partnered with the U.K. government to determine whether alternative sustainable fuels could reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%, allowing the glass industry to decarbonize sooner, says Palma González García, combustion … Continue reading

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Chicago Structure Named Best Tall Building Worldwide in 2022

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently named the David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago the world’s best tall building. The structure, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, was also recognized as the 2022 Best … Continue reading

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Texas Proposes New School Safety Standards in Wake of Uvalde Shooting

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently proposed new school safety standards, including the reinforcement of easily accessible windows, for all K-12 public schools in the state. The proposal is the latest effort to enhance school safety in the wake of … Continue reading

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