January 22, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 3
e-glass weekly, your weekly source for industry news and financial data
News to know
Nickel sulfide in library fašade causes legal issues
More top stories
Safety for visitors
This week in glassblog
Clean and green at Sage
Product spotlight
Antibacterial mirror glass
Financials
Business headlines
e-Poll
Have you seen an increase in jobsite theft of materials and equipment?
Yes, and it's been major
Yes, but it's been minimal
No



Last week's poll results:
Of the following, which country has the fastest-growing glass industry?

73.45%: China

12.39%: India

11.5%: United Arab Emirates

1.77%: Vietnam

.88%: The Philippines


News to know

Safety for visitors
Take a “guest tour” of your facility, inspecting it from a visitor’s perspective. 

The safety of your guests—whether vendors, service providers, customers, student groups, employees’ family members or government inspectors—is paramount, not only for their own protection, but to safeguard your company’s reputation and minimize your liability.

Start with the grounds and parking lot, check the sidewalks and entrance.  Is there an established procedure for greeting visitors and ensuring their security while on your premises?   Do you have criteria for who is allowed on the premises, or in certain areas?  Do you have a procedure to follow in the event that a visitor becomes unruly or if an accident involves a visitor?

Everything from signage to frayed carpet should be part of your “guest tour.”

This risk tip is from GlassInsure, the NGA-sponsored insurance program.  For  information, contact the program administrator, Intercorp, at 800/640-7601, or check out www.glassinsure.com.


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