To reduce risks from breaking glass.
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD
- Large windows pose the greatest risk to safety.
- Locate seating away from windows to avoid injuries from shattering glass or untreated windows.
- Lower window blinds or close drapes if possible.
- Consult a structural engineer to determine if window frame is designed to support glass in the vent of a building.
- Do not coat or replace any glass panes if the coating or new glass would cause a large pane to drop as a unit.
- To reduce the risks at glass windows, doors with glass, display cases, and skylights, follow the steps below.
- Store glassware or glass objects in closed cabinets or restrain them on open shelves.
- Refer to wall-mounted objects to secure mirrors.
- Wood or Plexiglas strip — 1/8" x 1"
- Wood or sheet metal screws — No. 10 x 1"
- Wire rope — No. 12 gage
- Reinforce glass with polyester film or similar material.
Replace glass with Plexiglas or safety glass.
- Place film on one side of the glass only.
- Secure items in the display cases.
- Anchor the display case to the wall (as explained in tall furniture/bookcases).